RAIPUR: The Chhattisgarh government on Sunday suspended yet another deputy jail superintendent for his allegedly objectionable social media post interpreted as in support of the outlawed CPI (Maoist).
Three months after deputy superintendent of Raipur Central Jail Varsha Dongre was suspended for indiscipline, Dinesh Dhruv, deputy jailer at Baloda bazar district, faced the same move.
He uploaded a Facebook post which was viewed as in support of left-wing extremists.
Deputy inspector general of police (Jail) K K Gupta said that Dinesh Dhruv’s suspension is on the same grounds and justification the same as was taken against Varsha Dongre.
“We will file a chargesheet against Dhruv. His message on Facebook appears in support of Maoists. He violated the service code of conduct and the prescribed guidelines on use of social media for the government staff to desist from making such undesirable remarks without any basis”, K K Gupta told the New Indian Express.
Dinesh Dhruv claimed that he wrote the content citing “all tribals are not Maoists”, actually in support of the tribals. However, the post, which Dhruv later deleted, was construed by the jail authorities as “objectionable” and apparently in favour of Maoists.
Dinesh Dhruv called it “unjustified” action and said that he has not done anything that warranted the suspension.
Varsha Dongre had in one of her social media posts alleged that security forces resort to torture and atrocities on young tribal girls at police stations in Maoist-affected Bastar.
Following Dinesh Dhruv’s suspension, Varsha Dongre criticised the move and said, “Yet another innocent assistant jail superintendent suspended for raising a voice against tribal atrocities and injustice”.
Varsha Dongre was suspended on May 6 and transferred from Raipur to Ambikapur central jail in north Chhattisgarh.