Replying to NLSF’s demand for his resignation, the IGP (fire) Friday said he would gracefully retire as and when the government releases him in due course. The NLSF on Thursday urged the IGP (fire) to retire gracefully before it filed a case in the court of law. The IGP (fire), in a fresh statement issued Friday, said NLSF, as a responsible body, cannot just demand or force a government servant to retire from the public service, except by government order.
Reiterating his earlier statement, the officer said he had never appeared for the 1976 NPSC examination. “Therefore the question of qualifying or not does not arise. I would rather be glad if proof and records could be justified from the concerned office or departments,” he said. The IGP (fire) also stated that he, as a government servant, had been and shall be a “true and dedicated servant.” Also, maintaining he had not and would “never fool or hoodwink the attention of the public, government and the concerned department”, the IGP (fire) said: “However, it is really disheartening and I strongly discourage allegations and defamation.”