Gujarat-cadre IPS officer Rajnish Rai, who had probed the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case and arrested three senior police officers — Rajkumar Pandian, D.G. Vanjara and Dinesh M.N. in 2007 — has reportedly sought voluntary retirement from service.The 1992-batch IPS officer is currently on central deputation and is posted in Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh, at the Counter Insurgency and Anti-Terrorism School of the CRPF. According to sources, Mr. Rai has written to the Gujarat government seeking premature retirement from service. The State government has received his application but is yet to forward it to the Centre.He is the second IPS officer to opt for retirement after Rahul Sharma, who had probed the 2002 Gujarat riots cases. Both these officers were at loggerheads with the State BJP government owing to their investigations into the Sohrabuddin case and 2002 riots cases.Transferred frequentlyIn 2014, Mr. Rai was sent on central deputation as Chief Vigilance Officer to Uranium Corporation of India at Jaduguda, Jharkhand, where he had exposed alleged corruption and financial irregularities. He was then transferred to Assam as IG, CRPF. There also he had in a report alleged that two operatives of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (S) were gunned down in a staged shooting by the Army, the Assam Police, the Sashastra Seema Bal and the CRPF in Chirang district. Following his report, the Home Ministry had set up a panel to probe the allegations of extrajudicial killings.
With almost two-thirds of the events over in the Commonwealth Games and India adding to the medals tally, one thing which has not been spoken about is dope.Less than a month before the Games began, Indian athletes were in the news for the wrong reasons as almost a dozen of them from various disciplines has tested positive for MHA (Methylhexanamine).Few knew what this stuff was all about since it was added on the list of banned substances by the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) only in January this year.At home, when wrestlers like Rajiv Tomar, swimmer Richa Mishra and even shot putter Saurabh Vij tested positive for MHA, the feeling was disgusting. The world of sports is made ugly by any form of doping and for the host nation to be caught before the Games was distressing.On Sunday, Commonwealth Games Federation boss Mike Fennell answered questions on dope tests being conducted during the Games.He said approximately 850 random tests have been conducted at the National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL), a WADA-accredited lab in the Capital, and 600 results have come out. The surprising part is, not one test has been reported positive.At a time when people are still critical of the Games, and rightly so, because of the ticketing, transportation and food problems for volunteers, people are not aware how the people in the lab are also working overtime.India has a dubious history of sorts in the Commonwealth Games and as far back as 1990 in Auckland, a weightlifter called Subrata Kumar Paul had flunked a dope test.advertisementIndia athletes also shamed the nation during the 2004 Athens Olympics when women weightlifters were caught in tests just before the Games. I was scared that in a sport like weightlifting, the Indians would be under the scanner because of their dubious past.To have been penalised $500,000 by the International Weightlifting Federation was shocking. The Indian body had to virtually beg, borrow and steal before paying a sizeable portion so that India could compete in the Games.Obviously, nobody in India wanted to take a chance with dope and athletes were subjected to stringent testing.However, there was a school of thought which said that a WADA-accredited lab being used for checking athletes was wrong. As the hosts celebrate the rich medal haul, what needs to be highlighted is how the Indians have been fair while competing. At least till now.
MANILA, Philippines—De La Salle head coach Ramil De Jesus wasn’t all too pleased with how his team performed against National University in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT De Jesus, owner of all 11 of the Lady Spikers’ UAAP titles, was visibly frustrated during second set and only simmered down after the game when he began joking with his players.Despite that, he remained his tone of authority that the Lady Spikers know would bring forth some added training.READ: Michelle Cobb, La Salle thump AdamsonDe Jesus likened his players’ errors and lackluster performance to a basketball player shooting routine free throws.La Salle committed 25 errors, six less than what the Lady Bulldogs did, but those were still too many for De Jesus’ liking.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss The Lady Spikers were able to take the win in four sets, 25-10, 20-25, 27-25, 25-22, but De Jesus still ripped his players for their showing.De Jesus did not like how his team played one bit against the Lady Bulldogs and that the Lady Spikers should blame themselves, not their opponents, when they make a mistake.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesREAD: UAAP: La Salle survives NU to keep unbeaten record alive “I always tell my players that when you make a mistake, that’s on you,” said De Jesus in Filipino Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Center. “You can’t blame it on the opponent. Once you leave the service line, everything falls on you.” LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting “If there was something wrong, we’re the ones responsible for it and not our opponents. That’s where I got frustrated,” said De Jesus.“It’s just like free throws in basketball, you do it everyday so technically you’re all by yourself there since you’re the one taking it. If you make a shot then okay, what we did earlier were air balls and our shots didn’t even hit the rim.”La Salle did improve to a 3-0 record to retain its top spot in the league.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Urgent reply from Philippine football chief Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants PBA: Columbian breaks out of slump, ekes out win over Meralco MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments