An Indian Administrative Services (IAS) officer has created flutters in the bureaucratic circles accusing his senior officer of harassing him for being Muslim.
The officer who has penned five novels has posted a message on twitter saying Khan surname hounds him like a ghost. Presently posted as Deputy Secretary in PHE Department, Niyaz Ahmed Khan is best known for his novel –Love Demands Blood, based on the love life of jailed underworld don Abu Salem and his girlfriend Monica Bedi.
After he was asked to leave a departmental meeting on Wednesday, Khan’s emotional meltdown was witnessed on twitter as he alleging dismal treatment because of his minority status fired series of messages on Thursday. Later, he told media persons on camera that he was feeling harassed.
“17 years in government service, transfers in 10 districts and 19 shiftings, I was always made to feel untouchable, like a Germany Jew. Khan surname hounds me like a ghost,” posted Khan on twitter.
In another tweet, the MP bureaucrat claimed he was busy penning his sixth novel –in which he would show how the Muslim officers are regarded second class citizens. “It’s based on my own experiences,” he claimed.
Even I have not been allotted a government accommodation in last one year, Khan complained in yet another tweet. He rued ill-treatment in another tweet saying he had exposed biggest ODF scam in Guna districts and brutalities on Saharia tribes but he was sent in loop line (read posting at Mantralaya) and guilty officers were offered better opportunities.
Meanwhile, those in the know claimed that during the Wednesday meeting, the Principal Secretary PHE Vivek Agarwal asked him about a report which he could not furnish and soon the officers entered into a heated exchange. Peeved over this, Agrawal after asked Khan to leave the meeting.
Sources claimed Khan has complained to Chief Secretary against his senior officer.