आईपीएस अफसर अमिताभ ठाकुर ने पूर्व केंद्रीय गृह सचिव अनिल गोस्वामी द्वारा सारधा घोटाले के आरोपी पूर्व केंद्रीय मंत्री मतंग सिंह की गिरफ्तारी कथित रूप से रुकवाने के लिए सीबीआई पर दवाब बनाने की भूमिका के सम्बन्ध जांच करने हेतु केन्द्रीय सतर्कता आयोग में शिकायत भेजी है. उन्होंने कहा है कि इस गंभीर आरोप के सामने आने के बाद श्री गोस्वामी को पद से तत्काल हटाया जाना स्वागत योग्य है पर उन्हें तत्काल स्वैच्छिक सेवानिवृत्ति मिल जाने से उनके संभावित दुराचरण के विषय में उचित दंड नहीं दिया जा सका है.
उन्होंने कहा कि गृह सचिव जैसे जिम्मेदार पद पर इस तरह का आचरण निश्चित रूप से प्रशासनिक और दांडिक कदाचरण की श्रेणी में आता है और इसके लिए स्वैच्छिक सेवानिवृत्ति पर्याप्त नहीं है. अतः उन्होंने श्री गोस्वामी की भूमिका की जांच करने और दोषी पाए जाने पर उनकी पेंशन रोकने सहित अन्य कार्यवाही करने की मांग की है.
The Chief Vigilance Commissioner,
Central Vigilance Commission,
Subject- Enquiry against Sri Anil Goswami, ex Home Secretary, Government of India in his role in favouring Saradha scam accused and taking appropriate departmental and penal action
I hereby present a matter pertaining to ex Home Secretary Sri Anil Goswami’s alleged sacking. As per various newspaper reports, a conversation between Sri Anil Goswami and Sri Matang Sinh, an accused in the Saradha scam, recorded by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) at the time of the latter’s arrest in Kolkata last Saturday, resulted in Sri Goswami getting sacked on 04/02/2015, four months before his tenure was due to end in June. Copy of the media reports from reputed newspapers like Times of India, Hindustan Times, Indian Express, The Hindu, Economic Times, Dainik Jagran etc are being enclosed.
Again, as per newspaper reports, through the government order issued late tonight, Sri Goswami “opted for voluntary retirement following which his notice period was waived off.”
It has come to public that the CD of the recorded conversation produced by CBI director Sri Anil Sinha before the Hon’ble Home Minister Sri Rajnath Singh and senior officials in the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). It is said that when CBI officials went to arrest Sri Matang Sinh, he resisted arrest and flaunted his “high-level contacts.” Subsequently, the CBI let him use the agency’s phone and when he called up Sri Goswami on it, that conversation was recorded. It is also said that this conversation indicated alleged abuse of power to interfere in a CBI investigation.
As per media reports, Sri Goswami declined to comment on the matter. It has also been reported that at Sri Goswami’s son’s wedding last year in Delhi, Sri Matang Sinh was a prominent guest.
Prima-facie the facts presented above seem to be definite administrative misconduct and might also be criminal misconduct, if enquired properly. This must be the reason for the immediate turn of events whereby Sri Goswami tendered his voluntary retirement so suddenly. But, due to this sudden voluntary retirement and its acceptance, the criminal and/or administrative culpability of Sri Goswami could not be properly enquired and appropriate action under the provisions of law taken. Hence, it is kindly prayed that an immediate high-level enquiry be conducted about the above-mentioned facts and Sri Goswami’s role in the entire set of events related with arrest of Sri Matang Sinh.
The government release by PIB in this regards says- “Shri Anil Goswami, IAS (JK:78). The ACC has also approved the acceptance of the request of Shri Anil Goswami, Home Secretary for voluntarily retiring from service with immediate effect by waiving the notice period. The term of Shri Goswami as Home Secretary stands curtailed with immediate effect.
It is kindly prayed that the immediate removal of Sri Goswami after the fact of his alleged misconduct is most welcome. At the same time, the acceptance of voluntary retirement might give Sri Goswami an opportunity to get advantage in his pensionary benefits. If the facts as mentioned in the newspapers and as stated in this complaint are found true and Sri Goswami is found guilty of administrative and/or criminal misconduct, then the appropriate repercussions of these misconduct on all benefits, including the pensionary benefits, must follow, as per the provisions of law.
Hence this complaint.
Lt No- NT/Comp/73/15
5/426, Viram Khand,
Gomti Nagar, Lucknow