In Bihar, it is frequently happening that a petty criminal is behind the bars without a delay but police fail to act against big guns with the same fervour. We have seen in the case of Ex Minister Manju Verma who was absconding for three months and grapevine was that she was being protected by the Bihar Chief Minister Office.
Latest example is the case of former BJP MLC and BPSC member Ram Kishore Singh who is accused of demanding Rs 24 lakh from a candidate to ensure his success in an interview seven months ago.
The Vigilance Investigation Bureau (VIB) had lodged a case on September 16, 2019 against Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) member Dr Ram Kishore Singh but still he is scot free.
When VIB DIG Shankar Jha was contacted a month back, he had said that the FIR had been sent to the special vigilance court. It is surprising that it has been more than one month since FIR was registered but he is yet to be arrested.
The VIB had earlier sent voice samples and call details records of Singh and his associate Parmeshwar Rai to the CFSL in Chandigarh, where they matched.
An IPS officer on condition of anonymity told the Morning Chronicle that since NDA has a strong vote base of Bhumihars in Bihar and Ram Kishore Singh himself is a Bhumihar, the state cannot dare to woo the community’s wrath.
An FIR was lodged against Singh by one of the successful candidates, who had gone for an interview after qualifying in examinations held in 2018 for recruitment of deputy collectors and deputy SPs.
Singh, had resigned from the Commission on the same day FIR was lodged.
Singh is currently posted as a professor in Patliputra University and was a BJP MLC for six years before being appointed as a member of the Commission in 2014. His tenure at the BPSC would have been complete in June 2020.
When contacted to know the latest status of the case, no information could be made available.