The Central IAS Association has expressed deep disappointment and concern over the Bihar government’s decision to release mafia-turned-politician, the convict responsible for the murder of Dalit IAS G Krishnaiah, a former District Magistrate of Gopalganj, through a change in classification rules of prisoners.
In a strongly worded statement, the Central IAS Association has condemned the Bihar government’s decision to release the convict G Krishnaiah’s murder, stating that it is a serious blow to justice and accountability. The Association has emphasized that a convict charged with the murder of a public servant on duty cannot be re-classified to a less heinous category and then released on this basis. The amendment of existing classification rules by Bihar Government leading to the release of the convicted killer of a public servant on duty is tantamount to denial of justice and will lead to impunity, erosion in morale of public servants, undermines public order, and makes a mockery of administration of justice.
G Krishnaiah, a Telangana-born Scheduled Caste IAS official who was the district magistrate of Gopalganj at the time, was attacked and shot dead by a mob in 1994 while his vehicle was passing through Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district. Gangster-turned-politician Anand Mohan and 17 others were convicted in 2007 for the murder of the Dalit IAS officer and sentenced to life imprisonment.
The Central IAS Association’s statement highlights: The Central IAS Association expresses its deep dismay at the decision of the State Government of Bihar to release the convicts of the brutal killing of Late Shri G Krishnaiah, IAS, former District Magistrate of Gopalganj, by a change in classification rules of prisoners…We strongly request the State Govt. of Bihar to reconsider its decision at the earliest.