Throwing their weight behind the Central and States’ IAS Officers Association, officers belonging to the IPS, IRS and IFoS groups have also condemned the alleged attack on Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence and demanded strict action against the perpetrators.
“We stand with Anshu Prakash at this moment. Officers expect dignity and self-respect to be protected,” the Indian Police Service (IPS) officers association said in a statement.
In a similar vein, the Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise) Officers Association president Anup Srivastava told the media, “We strongly condemn the assault and stand with our brethren for immediate and strict action. Such incidents must be condemned in strongest terms and it must be ensured that such acts are not repeated. It is very discouraging for officers who are toiling hard.”
The Indian Forest Service (IFS) Officers Association in a statement said, “The said assault and manhandling of a senior bureaucrat on February 19, 2018 by sitting MLAs are highly disturbing, outrageous, shocking and highly deplorable…Further, the association demands fair investigation, speedy and strict legal action, and immediate arrest of all perpetrators and conspirators of this crime.”