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Additional chief secretary abuses, IAS officer suffers heart attack in Madhya Pradesh

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Bhopal: A commissioner rank IAS officer in Madhya Pradesh suffered mild heart attack on Wednesday after alleged abuse by his senior and additional chief secretary (ACS) Radheshyam Julania.

Commissioner of Panchayati Raj, Santosh Mishra was admitted to the Hamidia Hospital after suffering the mild attack. Julania is ACS of rural development and panchayati raj department.

Mishra’s brother-in-law and BJP MLA from Mehgaon (Bhind), Chaudhary Mukesh Singh Chaturvedi confirmed to NewsBits.in that Mishra told him (Chaturvedi) upon regaining consciousness that ACS Julania had ill-treated him and used abusive language.

“It is not expected of a senior IAS officer of ACS rank to use foul language like a layman. My brother-in-law was definitely hurt by the behavior of his senior,” the MLA said.

The family however is not contemplating any complaint or action as of now. “Our priority right now is to bring back my brother-in-law back home healthy. My sister is also a diabetes patient and both their sons are young yet. We are now focused on his health,” Chaturvedi said.

Julania has a record of controversies to his name and his spat with IAS officer Ramesh Thete has been a matter of concern for the state government. Thete, a dalit officer, has time and again charged Julania with casteist bias and misbehavior.

Thete lodged a complaint about Julania with the chief minister, alleging that his (Thete’s) rights as an officer of rural development department were being violated.

Also the panchayat secretaries in the state had opened an affront against the ACS and demanded his removal.

Sravani Sarkar

Editor-in-Chief Sravani Sarkar has been a journalist for 21 years. She started her career with Lokmat Times and had later joined Indian Express. She worked with Hindustan Times for 15 yrs. An award winning journalist, she is known for her work on malnutrition and women's issues in central India.