Convict Anand Mohan’s release & T-state IAS officers’ Assn silence 

Hyderabad: The stoic silence of Telangana state IAS officers association over the release of the Convict and former MP Anand Mohan in their colleague’s murder, by the Nitish government in Bihar, raises many doubts.

Interestingly their colleague association in the neighboring Andhra Pradesh has issued a statement condemning the decision.

The T-IAS officer’s decision to go mute is construed as they would not like to embarrass their political boss and chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. “I am rather shocked and pained as a fellow IAS officer over the association’s decision to restrain from condemning the Bihar government move,” said a retired IAS officer, who would not like his name to be quoted.

He has a point to find fault with the association as Krishnaiah, the Gopalganj District Magistrate in Bihar, who was dragged out from his car and killed by the political goon Krishna Mohan’s men.

He was not only beaten into a pulp by the accused but also him dead in 1994. Though they managed to kill him, the story of 35-year-old Krishnaiah lives on and is one that can inspire generations of youngsters, especially those from humble homes.

Born to a landless Dalit family in Telangana’s Mahabubnagar, Krishnaiah began his modest life as a coolie, his father’s profession. But that was not the end of the road for Krishnaiah. He then dabbled in journalism and took a plunge into academics, briefly working as a lecturer.

He donned the role of a clerk as well. And finally, Krishnaiah made it big. After fighting all odds, he joined the coveted Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in 1985. In Bihar, where he was posted, the IAS officer was a huge hit among the poor and he made it a point to meet them every day to discuss their issues.

That being the case, how come the state IAS officers association decision to restrain from issuing a statement condemning the Bihar government’s decision, raise doubts and only confirms their fear of not embarrassing their political boss and chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, who is nursing with national ambitions.

As part of that exercise, he had also converted his regional party – Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) to Bharat Rashtra Party (BRS).- and made efforts to unite the Opposition parties to take on the mighty BJP under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. And the state bureaucrats are well aware of the fact of their political boss’s strained relations with the Prime Minister, who takes the risk of condemning the Bihar government headed by a non-BJP government.

Can there be any sad day than this mighty fall of Indian Administrate Service (IAS) officers, who form part of the Indian Constitution to uphold its tenets?