GUWAHATI, Oct 25 - In yet another incident that exposes the growing infighting among the top brass of Assam Police, Additional Director General of Assam Police (APRO) R Chandranathan today alleged that a section of senior police officials, against whom he had conducted enquiries related to corruption and rhino poaching charges, are trying to malign his image.
The 1986-batch IPS officer, without naming anyone, alleged that the same forces had even tried to withdraw his security cushion in 2012.
Chandranathan, against whom a criminal case was registered at the instance of a court order recently, cried foul in the entire developments and clarified that both the cases are sub-judice and are being contested in the Gauhati High Court.
The senior police official has now sought appointment from the Chief Minister to apprise him of the �malicious design� against him.
Not many months ago, another senior official of the rank of ADGP, too, had alleged that a group of vested-interest senior police officials were trying to tarnish his public image by associating his name with rhino poaching.
Talking to media persons today, Chandranathan said, �I am proud to possess the image of a clean police officer, which I have earned with my dedication and professionalism as a police officer during the last 30 years of my service. I was ADGP, Vigilance & Anti Corruption for a long tenure of three-and-half years (2012 -2016), during which I took action against many senior officers on government orders. Now, I want the government to safeguard me from them.�
Chandranathan alleged that a false criminal case was filed at the Silchar police station against him and some of his officers and staff based on the complaint of a senior police officer against whom few vigilance enquiries were conducted during his tenure as ADGP (Vigilance & Anti-Corruption).