VINDICATED – the beginning

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Today’s report on NDTV about Riz’s account shows clearly what i have pointed out earlier: the media in general has sensationalized the story without probing into Gyanwant’s role. Turns out he did not even meet Rizwanur.
I ask u: is there or is there not a difference between calling someone to Lalbazar and their coming over on their own?
If Priyanka’s parents brought her over to Singh through a personal contact, and Singh asked her to go back to her parents, it does NOT mean
a) he was abusing his position
b) he was trying to break the marriage / asking her to desert her husband

Previously i had speculated that Singh must have talked to the couple/Rizwanur and tried to dissuade him because of the potential risk involved in the situation. I am not going back on that. Based on the super confusing material spread by the media, and my own idea of the person, that’s what it seemed like he had done.

Nothing has changed, basically. I repeat, he did not call them, they came to him, and when someone comes through personal contact, u dont really tell them ‘look i cant talk to ur daughter because counseling is not my job’. No, u dont do that. The probability that someone is going to be killed pretty soon doesnt occur to you. u do ur best to solve the problem as u see fit. this is not the same as what Sukanti or even Ajay Kumar did.

One more thing, the CP told the press that he asked the Todis to go see Gyanwant, but it appeared that they had already been to him. If Gyanwant had intimidated the girl or sent instructions to intimidate the boy, why would they need to visit the Commissioner? Obviously, Gyanwant did not try to coerce or force; he must simply have offered what he considered good advice.

We have seen examples of that. In his TV interviews he did talk about how he handles juvenile delinquents: ask them to meet him with their parents and say things like ‘beta tum ne aisa kiun kiya?’ Doesnt sound like ur typical policeman, does it? Nor does it sound like a morally superior attitude.

My hypothesis is that he must have asked Priyanka to go back to her parents – meaning NOT TO ABAND0N HER PARENTS, after which she must have said what Riz’s account refers to: that her parents were torturing her mentally. Why does everyone have to presume that he threatened to break the marriage in collusion with the other officers who did actually threaten her / them?

I am getting repetitive, but thats because the media has done nothing new. and some people in the media, who might have made a difference, do know about my views, have visited my blog. they appear concerned about the abuse of an Institution, as they should be, but i am alarmed at their lack of interest in the particular. to generalize seems the order of the day.

If Gyanwant is removed for political gain, it will be a loss to the public, who, even though they do not deserve him, do need him. It is important that a proper investigation is conducted by the media to focus on the truth. It is important we do not lose a gentleman police officer. There are simply too few of them around.

Written by kapush

October 5, 2007 at 3:12 pm

Posted in Gyanwant, kolkata, Political, Rizwanur

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  1. Interesting


    October 6, 2007 at 7:26 am

  2. First: If Todi approached Mr. G. at a personal level then why did he (Mr. G.) have to deal with it in his office? He should have done it at home. He is nothing more than a mere public servant, his salary is paid by the govt. and not Mr. Todi. He is not expected to use his office to entertain and please his businessmen acquaintances.

    Second: What are these outside thugs doing in WB? These bad elements that came from other states have brought in immense bad culture and malpractice to the state. When I say outsiders, I mean from both directions – east (Bangladesh) and west. They should all be banished.

    Third: Decent, hardworking people who posess even little self respect do NOT becme politicians or policemen. Those jobs are reserved for the bad elements. Mr. G. is no exception.


    October 19, 2007 at 1:59 pm

  3. @mr. Dmg
    u r entitled to ur opinion of course, however opinionated it might be, or illogical.
    i had promised myself not to delete any comment and i intend to keep it.


    October 19, 2007 at 2:10 pm

  4. It’s a shame what happened to Bangladesh. I hope the world steps up and helps them.


    November 20, 2007 at 2:24 am

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