RPF union secretary general serves defamation notice to CBI chief

The secretary general of the All Indian Railway Protection Force Association has sent a defamation notice to CBI director Ranjit Sinha on the charge of making false allegations against him.

He has asked for Rs. 51 lakh and an unconditional apology from Sinha within seven days for defaming him or else he would initiate criminal and civil proceedings against him.

The CBI had complained to the railway board that RPF association secretary general US Jha for occupying three official accommodations in alleged violation of service rules.

The agency also claimed that sharing any information about the misuse of public money for necessary action by the concerned department is a normal practice and duty of the CBI. The agency had denied any charge of vendetta.

But Jha claims that when Ranjit Sinha was serving as director general of the RPF, he had leveled serious charges of corruption against the officer.

According to Jha, he had also made written complaint against Sinha to the minister of railways on May 16, 2011. Besides, he made two more complaints against Sinha on June 20, 2011 and on August 3, 2012 against Sinha.

Sinha served as the DG of the RPF between November 12, 2008 and May 19, 2011.

In his legal notice, Jha said that there was no misuse of accommodations as they were allotted to the association by the railway ministry. He has given details of all accommodations allotted to the RPF association.