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DIG Mishra Says Sorry

The UP government ordered an inquiry into the allegations of corruption leveled by DIG, fire services, DD Mishra on Saturday after he was evicted from his office and sent to a mental hospital by the police for accusing chief minister Mayawati’s government of corruption on Friday.

Surprisingly, Mishra, who appeared under tremendous stress, told reporters in the hospital on Saturday that he was sorry for whatever he had said on Friday.

Principal secretary, home, Fateh Bahadur Singh told media persons that director general of police, anti-corruption, Atul, has been asked to probe into the allegations levelled by Mishra. He said that Mishra had committed indiscipline by leveling unsubstantiated accusation in the media against senior officers and ministers but the state government has decided not to take any action against the DIG in view of his mental condition.

Singh said that Mishra was admitted in the trauma centre of CSM Medical University late on Friday night. Doctors have examined Mishra and diagnosed that he is suffering from ‘bipolar mental disorder’ following which he has been shifted to the geriatric department, said Singh while denying charges levelled against him by the DIG.

He also said that the disciplinary proceedings were under way against Mishra but the file was closed in 2010 on compassionate grounds on the directions of the chief minister. Thereafter, he added, Mishra was promoted to the post of DIG.

Sources in the fire department described Mishra  was under tremendous mental pressure for long. Doctors, who examined Mishra, confirmed that the officer was suffering from depression.

The medical university has formed a team of five doctors, including three psychiatrics, to examine Mishra and prepare a detailed report.

He alleged that he was humiliated by the ADG fire services, HC Singh, and was falsely implicated for indiscipline at the behest of rural development minister when he refused to sign a file related to purchase of 17 fire tenders amounting to Rs 18 crore.

He said that the commissions are not only in the purchase of fire tenders, huge amount of them is being taken by the senior police officers and ministers on other purchases in the department.

DIG wants to go home

As per reports, senior IPS officer, DD Mishra is fine and wants to go home. However, he would be kept under observation in Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University for another 8-10 days.

Chief medical superintendent, Prof SN Shankhwar said, “The patient is improving and is insisting to go home. However, doctors are of the opinion that he should stay for the next few days.” Shankhwar informed that Mishra is responding well to the treatment given here. Meanwhile, close friends and relatives paid a visit to the patient and spent time with him. [TOI]

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