Bengaluru: K Mathai, Administrative Officer, Sakala Mission, Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms (DPAR), who recently lodged a complaint with the Karnataka State Human Rights Commission (KSHRC) against Chief Secretary of Karnataka, Vijay Bhaskar and nine other IAS officers, alleging Human Rights violations, met the Chief Minister, on Friday, May 17.
The officer informed CM HD Kumaraswamy about the victimisation meted out by what he termed the 'IAS Mafia'.
Responding to the issue, the CM has directed Secretary to CM Selva Kumar to solve the issue immediately and keep him updated about the case.
The CM reportedly said that since the KAS officer was instrumental in exposing advertisement Mafia, he is being targeted by a few, further opining that he must be rendered justice.
Mathai told newskarnataka.com that ministers H D Revanna, H Viswanath, JDS State President and Ramana Reddy and Selva Kumar were present during the meeting.
It may be noted that Mathai's complaint to the KSHRC was the first in the history of Karnataka where a KAS officer had complained of harassment by his higher-ups.
He had complained against Vijay Bhaskar and his nine associates and had also said that he had been trying to file a complaint against them in contravention of Articles 14, 15, and 16 of the Constitution from two months. After much hesitation to accept his complaint stating that it had no jurisdiction in the case, the KSHRC finally registered Mathai's complaint on Monday, April 29.
Mathai, in his complaint, has stated that he has been transferred 27 times in a span of 10 years in his service as he had exposed a land scam in Mandya Urban Development Authority (MUDA) worth Rs 300 crore. He has mentioned that Vijaya Bhaskar, Gautam Bagadi, Anil Kumar, Shivakumar, E V Ramana Reddy, Hiremath, Srinivas, Anjum Parvez, M Lakshminarayana and G Kalpana had caused him undue mental harassment.
Mathai had written to Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on April 23 seeking an appointment to explain his situation to him.
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