Patna: Bihar government on Monday refused to make public names of 15 'tainted' Bihar cadre IPS officers who were under investigation for various charges against them.
Replying to a supplementary question by the Leader of Opposition Abdul Bari Siddique during zero hour in assembly, Water Resources Department Minister Vijay Kumar Chaudhary said it would not be appropriate to make public the names of the tainted IPS officers who were being investigated for various charges.
There was no need to reveal names of the tainted IPS officers during investigation against them as it might damage their reputation, he said.
The leader of opposition might get the names of the IPS officers under RTI, the minister said.
Reply to a short notice question by BJP MLA Achyutanand, Chaudhary said that 25 Bihar cadre IPS officers who were investigated for various charges against them out of which four were exonerated of all charges, while one was penalized.
The investigation against five IPS officers has been completed and forwarded to the Centre and the UPSC for taking action, while investigation was underway against 15 others, he said.