Bhopal: Upset over being denied promotion on the pretext of a false indiscipline case, IAS officer Ramesh Thete has threatened the Madhya Pradesh government that he would commit suicide.

A 1993 batch officer of MP cadre, Thete has resumed service after being acquitted by court in connection with a corruption case. Two days back, he has threatened the government of taking his life if he was denied promotion on the basis of his seniority.

Clarifying on his SMS, Thete said, “There is nothing wrong in asking for one’s right. I have done no indiscipline. Writing a letter to the chief secretary and asking for my right is nothing wrong.”

On Tuesday, he had written a letter to Chief Secreatry Avni Vaisya urging him to constitute a high-level committee to examine the Lokayukta papers and expressed his willingness to appear before the committee. He said that his promotion is pending due to prosecution proposal in a Lokayukta case.

Thete has alleged that upper caste officers are getting a preferential treatment. He has mentioned the names of such officials in his letter to the chief secretary.

Meanwhile Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who has just returned from China, refused to comment on the case and said that the matter is being looked by the Chief Secretary.

(JPN/ Bureau)