The selective amnesia over Kiran Bedi

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    As the holier-than-thou debate rages on in the Indian media, most of the critiques and harangues have centred around Kisan Baburao ‘Anna’ Hazare – some defending him outright, others castigating him in equal measure. Of the members of the so-called Team Anna, the one who has probably been written about the least is Kiran Bedi, the original media darling.

    And that she has always been, since she shot to fame for having ordered then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s vehicle to be towed away for a parking violation. Those were not the days of 24/7 television, but she became a regular on state-run Doordarshan too. Everyone loved this gutsy, upright police officer. The media raved about her, and she remained in the news, irrespective of whether she did anything or not. She came across as someone incorruptible.

    The public image of Kiran Bedi remains as spotless even now. So, when today she talks of corruption, hers is perceived to be an authoritative voice on the issue. But if corruption is to be seen as an abuse of power, Bedi herself would have to stand guilty.

    Bedi would often ruffle feathers when she was posted in Delhi. Usually, these were either that of politicians or senior officers. But in Mizoram she crossed the line – it were the people of the state who took to the streets in anger. The widespread protests in 1992 were over her daughter’s admission to Delh’s Lady Hardinge College for an MBBS course through the Mizoram quota. Aizawl had not seen so many people on the roads since 1986 when the Mizo National Front (MNF) was welcome backed by Mizos. That had been a celebration, this was a cause célèbre.

    The upright police officer, posted in Mizoram as Deputy Inspector General (Range), thought discretion was certainly the better part of valour – and fled. This she did in the wee hours of one day, and without even informing her superiors. Her daughter’s admission, of course, was not scuttled. It’s a different matter altogether that the daughter never completed her MBBS studies, and instead flew over to the United States for a journalism course.

    What Bedi did in Mizoram was exploit a loophole in the law. Northeast quotas exist essentially to ensure that at least some youngsters from the region get the chance to study in good educational institutions elsewhere in the country. These quotas are often seen to be a mired in controversies and corruption – Bedi made the best use of it. And never apologised or admitted.

    Select justifications came, but from Bedi apologists. The ruse offered was that since she was posted in Mizoram at the time, this made her daughter eligible for an admission by reservation. What they never told us was that this was precisely the official flaw in the law that Bedi used to her own personal advantage. There is something called the letter of the law, and there is the spirit of the law. Bedi was someone who cocked a snook at the latter.

    The ruckus in Aizawl did not make headlines in mainland India – it was by and large related to single columns and briefs in newspapers. Bedi’s image remained untarnished.

    The Mizoram incident, however, is not one blemish in an otherwise squeaky clean career. There are many other skeletons in Bedi’s closet. The media, as a rule of the thumb, does not dig dirt about its own darlings. But uncomfortable questions over her self-professed “outstanding record” were posed by some journalists after she quit from the services in 2007.

    Karan Thapar invited her to his television show. Bedi initially accepted, subsequently reconfirmed, and then pulled out without a convincing explanation. Thapar later published the questions he wanted to ask in his column:

    • To begin with, you’ve received neither the Indian Police Medal for Meritorious Service nor the President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service. Given that these are routinely awarded after completing a certain number of years of service, isn’t your not getting them proof that your record is neither meritorious nor distinguished?

    • Secondly, is it true that on 4 separate occasions you failed to complete your tenure and at least twice left your post without permission which is tantamount to desertion of duty? (She didn’t complete her tenure as Superintendent of Police in Goa, DIG (Range) in Mizoram, Inspector General (Prisons) Tihar Jail and Inspector General of Police in Chandigarh. The posts that she left without permission were Goa, in 1983, and Mizoram, in 1992. Speaking to the Sunday Observer on the 27th September, 1992, she said of Mizoram: “I left without asking”. Her letter of 25th January,1984 to the Inspector General of Police in Goa, Mr Rajendra Mohan, establishes that she left on leave that had not been sanctioned.)

    • Let’s examine your conduct in some of the critical posts you’ve held. Is it not a fact that as DIG (Range) in Mizoram the Governor issued a formal note of displeasure against you for leaking information to the press?

    • Is it true that when President Venkatraman visited Mizoram the Governor became aware of your plans to disrupt the visit and informed the Intelligence Bureau that you could not be trusted with classified information and security? Again, this is said to be part of your service record.

    • Now let’s come to Chandigarh, where you were Inspector General for 41 days. Is it not true that the Adviser to the Administrator wrote to the Home Ministry to ask for your removal on the grounds that your presence in Chandigarh was “not in public interest”? (In her authorised biography ‘I Dare!’, its claimed Mrs Bedi asked to be posted out of the city. However, UNI, on the 18th May 1999 claims: “In a sudden move, the Union Home Ministry today transferred Chandigarh Inspector General of Police Kiran Bedi with immediate effect.”)

    • You were accused of instigating junior police officers to defy the administration because you disagreed with certain suspension orders issued at the time. The press said you were “sowing seeds of rebellion”.

    • In 1988 you were a central figure during the lawyers strike of that year. Even your authorized biography admits that the Wadhwa Commission, which investigated the matter, “found fault with Kiran”. The press has claimed he called you “a chronic liar”.

    • I put it to you, Mrs Bedi, that far from “an outstanding record”, your service record is good reason why you don’t deserve to be Police Commissioner?

    • In fact, if your service record was so good, wouldn’t the Lt. Governor, Tejinder Khanna, whose Special Secretary you were during his first tenure, have insisted on your appointment as Police Comssioner? The fact that he didn’t shows that he too thinks you are not fit for the job.

    • Finally, you’ve said Dadwal’s appointment was wrong not just because your merit was overlooked but also your seniority. But if you don’t deserve the job on merit should you get it because of seniority?

    Pankaj Vohra too took Bedi to task. Among other things, he wrote about this curious incident of the scuffle between lawyers and policemen. Vohra wrote in Hindustan Times:

    As DCP North in 1988, she got into a major problem with Tis Hazari lawyers. A committee headed by Justice DP Wadhwa, then a sitting Judge of the Delhi High Court, passed severe strictures against her. The report virtually established that Bedi had hatched a conspiracy along with a Congress corporator and also used some criminals so that they, with a mob, could attack the lawyers demanding her ouster. Justice Wadhwa, who later became a Supreme Court Judge, also questioned her credentials and raised doubts about her integrity.

    The report was later presented in Parliament with an assurance to the lawyers who went on a 99-day strike that she will never be posted in the capital in any important position. Justice Wadhwa’s report also has observations which show how her proximity with the then Home Minister, Buta Singh, helped bail her out. Curiously, the report is not traceable in the Home Ministry anymore. Bedi, after that, was never allowed to hold a field posting and was never made additional or joint commissioner of either the Range or Traffic.
    So, the report went missing, eh? Sounds suspiciously like the same kind of corruption that the Hazare-led agitationists are talking about.

    Sure, no one is perfect. And people should indeed get a second chance to redeem themselves. But this always comes with a pre-condition: admit your sins first, and then atone for them. Kiran Bedi has not done any of that. To exonerate Bedi for her transgressions would be nothing short of self-indulgence. Meanwhile, you can choose to remember what you want about her.

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    Ten questions for Kiran Bedi


    Has injustice been done to Kiran Bedi? That's the question I had hoped to explore in an interview with her this evening. Alas, after accepting and reconfirming, she pulled out without giving a convincing explanation! So now I shall share with you what I would have asked and let you decide for yourself.
    The key issue is the claim she made to this newspaper on the 26th of July: "Merit has been compromised… I have an outstanding record". Is she correct? It all turns on her record. If it is outstanding then, indisputably, she should have been made Delhi's Commissioner of Police and by denying her the job the Government has acted unjustly. But if her record is not outstanding or, in fact, is questionable, the answer could be very different.

    So here are the questions I would have put had she not wriggled out of the interview:

    1. To begin with, you've received neither the Indian Police Medal for Meritorious Service nor the President's Police Medal for Distinguished Service. Given that these are routinely awarded after completing a certain number of years of service, isn't your not getting them proof that your record is neither meritorious nor distinguished?

    2. Secondly, is it true that on 4 separate occasions you failed to complete your tenure and at least twice left your post without permission which is tantamount to desertion of duty? (She didn't complete her tenure as Superintendent of Police in Goa, DIG (Range) in Mizoram, Inspector General (Prisons) Tihar Jail and Inspector General of Police in Chandigarh. The posts that she left without permission were Goa, in 1983, and Mizoram, in 1992. Speaking to the Sunday Observer on the 27th September, 1992, she said of Mizoram: "I left without asking". Her letter of 25th January,1984 to the Inspector General of Police in Goa, Mr Rajendra Mohan, establishes that she left on leave that had not been sanctioned.)

    3. Let's examine your conduct in some of the critical posts you've held. Is it not a fact that as DIG (Range) in Mizoram the Governor issued a formal note of displeasure against you for leaking information to the press?

    4. Is it true that when President Venkatraman visited Mizoram the Governor became aware of your plans to disrupt the visit and informed the Intelligence Bureau that you could not be trusted with classified information and security? Again, this is said to be part of your service record.

    5. Now let's come to Chandigarh, where you were Inspector General for 41 days. Is it not true that the Adviser to the Administrator wrote to the Home Ministry to ask for your removal on the grounds that your presence in Chandigarh was "not in public interest"? (In her authorised biography 'I Dare!', its claimed Mrs Bedi asked to be posted out of the city. However, UNI, on the 18th May 1999 claims: "In a sudden move, the Union Home Ministry today transferred Chandigarh Inspector General of Police Kiran Bedi with immediate effect.")

    6. You were accused of instigating junior police officers to defy the administration because you disagreed with certain suspension orders issued at the time. The press said you were "sowing seeds of rebellion".

    7. In 1988 you were a central figure during the lawyers strike of that year. Even your authorized biography admits that the Wadhwa Commission, which investigated the matter, "found fault with Kiran". The press has claimed he called you "a chronic liar".

    8. I put it to you, Mrs Bedi, that far from "an outstanding record", your service record is good reason why you don't deserve to be Police Commissioner?

    9. In fact, if your service record was so good, wouldn't the Lt. Governor, Tejinder Khanna, whose Special Secretary you were during his first tenure, have insisted on your appointment as Police Comssioner? The fact that he didn't shows that he too thinks you are not fit for the job.

    10. Finally, you've said Dadwal's appointment was wrong not just because your merit was overlooked but also your seniority. But if you don't deserve the job on merit should you get it because of seniority?

    Of course, Kiran Bedi does have considerable strengths. She's brave, she leads from the front, her constables are fond of her and she's outspoken. And I'm sure there's more. So, as far I'm concerned, it's an even greater pity I could not ask her these questions about her service record. Her answers would have established if her record is outstanding or if we've been misled into believing it is. Her silence means we don't know. But what should we make of her decision to cancel her 3 month protest leave and resume office?


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    Gender’s worked for Bedi


    What was shocking about Kiran Bedi’s histrionics was that she blamed everyone from the Prime Minister to both the new as well as outgoing Police Commissioners for what she claimed had been an “unfair decision”. But it was Bedi’s track record that came in the way of her becoming the Commissioner of Delhi Police. Television channels, which gave precedence to Bedi’s outpourings, over the swearing-in ceremony of the country’s first woman President, projected the issue as one of gender bias and how Bedi was not permitted to occupy her rightful place under the sun. The matter was made to look like a decision driven by male domination. What was painful and unfortunate was that no one seemed to realise that Bedi’s exalted position in the media and in society is because she is a woman and, moreover, the first woman IPS officer. Gender has always worked in her favour, never against her.
    It was because she was a woman that the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi invited her for breakfast at her residence while Bedi was still an IPS probationer, possibly serving as the SDPO of Chanakyapuri. Kiran Bedi has acquired a larger-than-life image, one which demonstrates her mastery of the art of ‘marketing’ herself at a time when many MBAs were still struggling to understand what ‘marketing’ was all about. Her actions have always managed to highlight her persona more than her causes. It was routine that her image loomed larger than the system she worked in. She is now debunking the very system that allowed her to grow over the years, ignoring dozens of mistakes and indiscretions on her part. The media were happy to portray these indiscretions as acts of courage partly because she enjoyed certain concessions which others did not. The concessions were on account of her being a woman IPS officer in a male-dominated police force.

    However, what needs to be borne in mind is that Kiran Bedi was elevated to the rank of DGP, which many in the police force think was not justified given her poor track record, only because considerations other than those shown in her service record were taken into account. Her stint in the United Nations and her winning the Magsaysay award helped her get to where she did in the service. Had it not been so, and had only her track record been taken into consideration, she would have not made it to her current senior rank. In fact, a male police officer may not even have been part of the IPS with so many indiscretions in his record.

    The myth about her ‘excellent track record’ can be shattered if one follows her performance as a police officer. Bedi must be one of the very few IPS officers in the country who has not been awarded the two medals — the Police Medal of Meritorious Service (after 15 years service) and the Police Medal for Distinguished Service (after 21 years), which everyone gets as a matter of routine. She has had difficulty in completing her tenures anywhere. She has always left her postings under circumstances which would have attracted extreme disciplinary action had Bedi not been a woman and media darling.

    For instance, she was in Goa during the CHOGM in the early 1980s and left her post after a disagreement with the Secretary, R&AW and DIB without informing her immediate superior. She was in Mizoram where an agitation erupted because of her and she left for Delhi quietly without informing her boss who discovered to his horror that the operational officer was missing from her post only when he inquired about her the following day. In Delhi, she had a controversial tenure in the West District. As Traffic DCP, she is remembered as “Crane” Bedi, but she had to vacate the position on account of her mishandling of the traffic problem.

    As DCP North in 1988, she got into a major problem with Tis Hazari lawyers. A committee headed by Justice DP Wadhwa, then a sitting Judge of the Delhi High Court, passed severe strictures against her. The report virtually established that Bedi had hatched a conspiracy along with a Congress corporator and also used some criminals so that they, with a mob, could attack the lawyers demanding her ouster. Justice Wadhwa, who later became a Supreme Court Judge, also questioned her credentials and raised doubts about her integrity.
    The report was later presented in Parliament with an assurance to the lawyers who went on a 99-day strike that she will never be posted in the capital in any important position. Justice Wadhwa’s report also has observations which show how her proximity with the then Home Minister, Buta Singh, helped bail her out. Curiously, the report is not traceable in the Home Ministry anymore. Bedi, after that, was never allowed to hold a field posting and was never made additional or joint commissioner of either the Range or Traffic. Subsequently, she headed Tihar Jail and invited the wrath of the then Lt. Governor P.K. Dave over a violation where he expressed his displeasure at allowing foreigners to go into the jail premises to meet Kashmiri separatists. Her stint in Chandigarh was also shortlived when she returned after differences with the administrator.

    The point is that what track record is Bedi talking about? The manner in which she has behaved this time round is precisely why she has not got the coveted post. She needs to understand that being outspoken is not the same thing as being competent and a good leader. Even Lt. Governor Tejinder Khanna, who indeed tried to help her, must have been visibly embarrassed and certainly wiser on seeing her histrionics on television. She is a part of the system she is debunking. She chose to join the IPS and, therefore, the system and she must not lose sight of the propriety which goes with it. Ved Marwah and Gautam Kaul, two officers she has been citing, never went public with their disappointments. Marwah was overlooked when P.S. Bhindar, two years his junior, was made the Delhi Police Commissioner in 1980. Marwah became one of the best CPs subsequently. Gautam Kaul’s entire 1965 batch was ignored for the CP’s job and 1966 officers — V.N. Singh and Ajai Raj Sharma occupied the post subsequently. One should know that all professors in the university do not become Vice-Chancellors. No position is anyone’s birthright. One has to perform first and leave the rest to destiny. In her case, a conflict with lawyers would have started on the first day itself.

    Bedi must quieten down and not further embarrass the toothless officers of the Home Ministry who would have acted against anyone else in her place many times over, but seem to be very scared to face her unjustified wrath. She is an icon for many and must know that her status has nothing to do with her questionable track record as a police officer. Between us.

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    I am neither a fan of K. Bedi nor a critic. However, I like her dissection of issues, sometimes I agree and sometimes I don't.

    Anyway, being the first lady IPS I do have enormous respect for her. However, I would rather know who was the first woman sub-inspector, as that is actually more challenging job than riding an office.
     
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    @Singh, would you write a similar thread for AK?
     
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    May I ask why you would say that ?

    Why should I write anything against someone, esp when I am backing him/her right now ?

    I am not neutral or unbiased, neither do I claim.I am neither forcing my agenda or biases on anyone. I am not going to stop you from posting against AK.


    TL;DR : I started a thread against Lokpal. ;)
     
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    haha! well said.
     
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    Interesting! I knew about the Mizoram quota thing, was brought up during IAC.

    We should do like a spotlight thing on more people, maybe once a week, and bring out all past issues etc :D

    Edit: Has anyone watched this? Might contain her side of the story.

    "Yes Madam, Sir" Official Movie Trailer - YouTube
     
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    The service record of AK in IT dept (a whole of glorious two years ) will make a reading 100 times worse than this.

    Can we all know what kind of stellar services AK provided as an It official?

    And his relieving from services will make a hilarious reading as well.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiran_Bedi

    http://www.rmaf.org.ph/newrmaf/main/awardees/awardee/biography/155

    Another version of incident in Mizoram is also there on the records. Besides trying to get her daughter into medical college she did something useful also.

    And I never recall a massive crowd of protesters on an issue of medical seat anywhere in india? this merits greater scrutiny.

    Our PM blissfully claims Assam residency and not even a stone was thrown in protest against him. So why the massive protest over a simple medical seat.

    may be there are many powers behind the scene to instigate a mob for god knows what purpose,


    For all the awards that she did not receive (no prize for guessing- simply she would have refused to compromise on principles)she did receive world wide acclaim for her career in tihar jail postings,

    Considering the gutter language sprouting SNB of AAP (who receives repeated clean chits for Mr . Congeniality from AAP top brass)and AAP spokespersons holding forth all the dubious arguments in the world she has a much better record on the whole.

    if we consider the hilarious somersaults like indefinite dharnas for suspension getting over in 48 hours on the first hint of a face saver and batla house apologists , she has nothing to be shameful about.
     
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    Over the course of her tennis career, Kiran accrued much glory, earned a good name for herself, and enjoyed outshining all the boys. The same could be said of her career as an IPS officer. She was the first woman to join the service. She was awarded the Police Medal for Gallantry in 1979, the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Solidarity Woman-of-the-Year Award in 1980 and, in 1982, both the Distinguished Woman Award given by Banaras Hindu University and the Shiromani Award. The International Organization of Good Templars (a Norwegian organization) presented her with the Asia Region Award for her work in the field of drug prevention, and the National Award for Outstanding Service by a Government Official in 1989-91. She received an award for outstanding contribution to the Asia-Pacific Conference and the International Association of Chiefs of Police in 1992. In addition, she was awarded a Nehru Fellowship (from the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund) in support of her innovative and humane management at Tihar Prison.
     
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    Gender’s worked for Bedi


    What was shocking about Kiran Bedi’s histrionics was that she blamed everyone from the Prime Minister to both the new as well as outgoing Police Commissioners for what she claimed had been an “unfair decision”. But it was Bedi’s track record that came in the way of her becoming the Commissioner of Delhi Police. Television channels, which gave precedence to Bedi’s outpourings, over the swearing-in ceremony of the country’s first woman President, projected the issue as one of gender bias and how Bedi was not permitted to occupy her rightful place under the sun. The matter was made to look like a decision driven by male domination. What was painful and unfortunate was that no one seemed to realise that Bedi’s exalted position in the media and in society is because she is a woman and, moreover, the first woman IPS officer. Gender has always worked in her favour, never against her.
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    It was because she was a woman that the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi invited her for breakfast at her residence while Bedi was still an IPS probationer, possibly serving as the SDPO of Chanakyapuri. Kiran Bedi has acquired a larger-than-life image, one which demonstrates her mastery of the art of ‘marketing’ herself at a time when many MBAs were still struggling to understand what ‘marketing’ was all about. Her actions have always managed to highlight her persona more than her causes. It was routine that her image loomed larger than the system she worked in. She is now debunking the very system that allowed her to grow over the years, ignoring dozens of mistakes and indiscretions on her part. The media were happy to portray these indiscretions as acts of courage partly because she enjoyed certain concessions which others did not. The concessions were on account of her being a woman IPS officer in a male-dominated police force.

    However, what needs to be borne in mind is that Kiran Bedi was elevated to the rank of DGP, which many in the police force think was not justified given her poor track record, only because considerations other than those shown in her service record were taken into account. Her stint in the United Nations and her winning the Magsaysay award helped her get to where she did in the service. Had it not been so, and had only her track record been taken into consideration, she would have not made it to her current senior rank. In fact, a male police officer may not even have been part of the IPS with so many indiscretions in his record.

    The myth about her ‘excellent track record’ can be shattered if one follows her performance as a police officer. Bedi must be one of the very few IPS officers in the country who has not been awarded the two medals — the Police Medal of Meritorious Service (after 15 years service) and the Police Medal for Distinguished Service (after 21 years), which everyone gets as a matter of routine. She has had difficulty in completing her tenures anywhere. She has always left her postings under circumstances which would have attracted extreme disciplinary action had Bedi not been a woman and media darling.

    For instance, she was in Goa during the CHOGM in the early 1980s and left her post after a disagreement with the Secretary, R&AW and DIB without informing her immediate superior. She was in Mizoram where an agitation erupted because of her and she left for Delhi quietly without informing her boss who discovered to his horror that the operational officer was missing from her post only when he inquired about her the following day. In Delhi, she had a controversial tenure in the West District. As Traffic DCP, she is remembered as “Crane” Bedi, but she had to vacate the position on account of her mishandling of the traffic problem.
    As DCP North in 1988, she got into a major problem with Tis Hazari lawyers. A committee headed by Justice DP Wadhwa, then a sitting Judge of the Delhi High Court, passed severe strictures against her. The report virtually established that Bedi had hatched a conspiracy along with a Congress corporator and also used some criminals so that they, with a mob, could attack the lawyers demanding her ouster. Justice Wadhwa, who later became a Supreme Court Judge, also questioned her credentials and raised doubts about her integrity.

    The report was later presented in Parliament with an assurance to the lawyers who went on a 99-day strike that she will never be posted in the capital in any important position. Justice Wadhwa’s report also has observations which show how her proximity with the then Home Minister, Buta Singh, helped bail her out. Curiously, the report is not traceable in the Home Ministry anymore. Bedi, after that, was never allowed to hold a field posting and was never made additional or joint commissioner of either the Range or Traffic. Subsequently, she headed Tihar Jail and invited the wrath of the then Lt. Governor P.K. Dave over a violation where he expressed his displeasure at allowing foreigners to go into the jail premises to meet Kashmiri separatists. Her stint in Chandigarh was also shortlived when she returned after differences with the administrator.

    The point is that what track record is Bedi talking about? The manner in which she has behaved this time round is precisely why she has not got the coveted post. She needs to understand that being outspoken is not the same thing as being competent and a good leader. Even Lt. Governor Tejinder Khanna, who indeed tried to help her, must have been visibly embarrassed and certainly wiser on seeing her histrionics on television. She is a part of the system she is debunking. She chose to join the IPS and, therefore, the system and she must not lose sight of the propriety which goes with it. Ved Marwah and Gautam Kaul, two officers she has been citing, never went public with their disappointments. Marwah was overlooked when P.S. Bhindar, two years his junior, was made the Delhi Police Commissioner in 1980. Marwah became one of the best CPs subsequently. Gautam Kaul’s entire 1965 batch was ignored for the CP’s job and 1966 officers — V.N. Singh and Ajai Raj Sharma occupied the post subsequently. One should know that all professors in the university do not become Vice-Chancellors. No position is anyone’s birthright. One has to perform first and leave the rest to destiny. In her case, a conflict with lawyers would have started on the first day itself.

    Bedi must quieten down and not further embarrass the toothless officers of the Home Ministry who would have acted against anyone else in her place many times over, but seem to be very scared to face her unjustified wrath. She is an icon for many and must know that her status has nothing to do with her questionable track record as a police officer. Between us.

    Gender’s worked for Bedi - Hindustan Times
     
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    Wasteful thread... merge it with the Delhi election one, or perhaps OP is getting as desperate as his party. :rofl:
     

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