Chidambaram air concern at Gujarat cops’ case

August 12th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS  

P. Chidambaram New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Friday expressed concern over the situation in Gujarat where some senior police officers have alleged victimisation by the state government, and said the central government can step in only if the concerned officer wants it.

“Yes, it is a matter of concern,” the home minister answering a question on the situation in the state.

Asked if the centre would intervene in the matter, Chidambaram said it will depend on whether the officers concerned want it.

“Rules do provide for the central government to take certain steps at a certain stage. But it all depends on the concerned officer to invoke the situation,” Chidambaram said.

“Let that situation come, then this government will decide,” he added.

–Indo-Asian news Service
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