S Simranjit Singh Mann responds to Maninder Singh’s article through a letter to the author.
Quilla S Harman Singh,
Dated-3rd June 2018
Dear Mr. Maninder Singh,
I read your interesting column in The Tribune which reminds me of the notes of the veterinary doctor James Herriot.
However, I do not understand
how you are fascinated by the police officer KPS Gill who molested your, possibly senior colleague, Ms. Rupin Deol Bajaj and he suffered a conviction which was upheld by the Supreme Court.
It is shameless that the Chief Secretary of that period did not support her. When she complained to Governor Ray he said he could get Gill to apologise to her but since Gill was fighting India’s war against terrorism (read Sikh’s) he could do nothing more.
But the brave lady put her case in the courts and eventually won her case.
Our party openly supported her though Gill was backed by the great THIS (Theocratic Hindu Indian State) and it was possible for the state to do any thing to us with impunity. Gill was a genocidairy and he was well liked and loved by the Hindu nationalists.
I thought since you write about him often I must also share the other side of the story with you.
But if I do not agree with you on your likes or dislikes I know that one man’s meat is another man’s poison.
You usually tell the grim side of the officers tales.
I will tell you a lighter side of the service. When I was posted in the Vigilance Bureau I was asked to follow the escapades of a Chief Secretary. We were informed that the Chief Secretary used to visit the house of a military officer who was posted on the front. It was an interesting case . The Chief Secretary would park his self-driven car in the dead of night away from the gate of the military officers house. He would stealthily hop over the periphery wall of the house and enter it with the lone lady opening the door.
With my team a few minutes later we repeated the same operation of scaling the wall. We entered the same door which was opened for the Chief Secretary. When we made the entry, we saw what everyone suspected and apprehended. But keeping the esprit de corps of the service I did not go any further and closed the file, much to the chagrin of some contestants to the top bureaucratic post.
Needless to say I had a very easy and relaxed tenure in the Bureau as long as the Chief Secretary remained in his post.
The Chief Secretary was also the Secretary to Government for our Bureau.
Simranjit Singh Mann