Kolkata: BJP leader Mukul Roy went to IPS officer Gaurav Dutta’s residence on Sunday afternoon. He spoke to Dutta’s family members.
Last Tuesday, Dutta was found in a pool of blood at Salt Lake’s FD-424 address. He was rushed to a private hospital where he passed away. The hospital authorities said that heavy bleeding due to deep slitting of wrist caused his death.
The retired Indian Police Service (IPS) officer who committed suicide earlier this week held West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee responsible for his death in a suicide note.
The 1986-batch IPS officer, Gaurav Dutt, was reportedly found with a slit wrist, at his home on February 19. Dutt had taken voluntary retirement last year. His father, Gopal Dutt, was former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s security officer. In the suicide note, Dutt said, “CM is directly responsible for my action in the form of abetment.”
Accusing Mamata Banerjee of harassment, Dutt wrote, “CM refuses to close my 2 pending proceeding cases. One case file is lost deliberately by WB govt. In 2nd case no corruption charge could be substantiated. Even DG requested CM but she refused to close cases.”
Dutt said, “Present CM WB has victimised me for 10 years and went all out to demoralise me due to her single-minded vendetta against me for reasons best known to her.”
He alleged in his note that the CM had blocked his honest hard earned savings. “This vindictiveness of CM is unparalleled,” Dutt wrote. The retired IPS officer wrote that after his step, the government will be bound to release his savings.
He said he decided to take the step to highlight problems of “genuine” officers in Bengal. “If one can’t live with honour it is better to die with honour,” Dutt wrote.
“She (Mamata Banerjee) has a strong inhuman quality to use and discard IPS officers,” Dutt alleged, and added that only her favourites get palatial bungalow, SUVs.