HRD Officer Loses Life for Raising Voice against Corruption in Centre

New Delhi: It cost dearly for a senior officer to raise voice over many scandals and irregularities regarding contracts and constructions in the Central Government. The missing officer’s body was finally recovered on the Palam Vihar railway line on Thursday. Indian Civil Accounts Services officer,  Jitendra Jha was missing from Dwarka area of Delhi. The family feared the abduction. At this time he was posted in the Human Resources Ministry. He was also training in the Indian Institute of Public Administration. The family has alleged that in the ministries deployed in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and earlier, they opened a poll of several irregularities during the audit.

Many were Enemies-Wife
Police claimed to have recovered a suicide note from Jitendra Jha's body. The police are on the forefront of suicides as a case of suicide. However, the way the family is accusing, the case looks very faintly. It is also feared that the body was put to death on the railway line by killing the officer. Wife says that Jitendra was known for his honesty. He said that many people have become enemies due to vocal voices in corruption in their department, who tried to make pressure in different ways. So there can be a case of murder. The police said that every angle is being investigated.

Frequent Transfers for Raising Voice
Jitendra was earlier in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. There he talked about corruption in contracts and other things. During the audit, the clutches of scandal were opened and the senior officers went into a rage. On which he was transferred to the Human Resources Ministry. Wife says that due to honesty, Jitendra was being transferred every five to six months. He was utterly upset with the apathetic behaviour of the system and frequent transfers.

Suspicious Circumstances
From the Dwarka area of the capital, an officer of the Indian Civil Accounts Services of the Indian Government suddenly disappeared on Monday morning in suspicious circumstances. Officials of Jitendra Kumar Jha, who had left for a walk from his house on Monday morning, did not return home after that. During that time his mobile was also at home. He is posted in the HRD Ministry and was also training from the Indian Institute of Public Administration these days. He came out of the Society at around 9.30 in CCTV. But after that, where did he go, it was not known to anyone. At present, the police has sent his dead body to post-mortem.

DCP Dwarka Shibesh Singh said that a suicide note was found near the corpse. In the initial investigation, the police say that this case is being seen as suicide. But the police is conducting a thorough investigation of this case and suicide note. Police say that every angle of the case will be examined.

The deceased Jitendra Kumar Jha was the officer of Indian Civil News Services. He had suddenly disappeared at around 10 am on Monday morning. On that day, Jitendra went out of his house for a walk. At that time his mobile was also at home, but since then he did not return home. According to his wife, he came out of the house at around 9.30 in the morning on Monday. After a long time, when no one came to know about it, the missing information was lodged in the police station at night.

Demand for a CBI Probe

The family of the deceased has demanded a CBI inquiry of the alleged murder. Mr. Lalita Narayan Jha, the patriarch of Mithila Mirror has
lent his support to the demand of the family and vigorously campaigned in the social media for the deceased. The Hashtag "Justice of Jitendra is gaining ground and getting tremendous response from the online community. Mr. Lalit has been a front face in the previous cases also Nancy Jha and Pradumn Thakur murder case.

Mithila Mirror Raises Strong Voice for Jitendra Jha

Delhi: A senior Indian Civil Account s Services officer Mr. Jitendra Jha has been traceless since 11th December. A resident of Supaul district of Bihar, Mr. Jitendra is known as an officer of velour and courage.

Mr. Jha had gone to stroll from his Shivali Apartment located in Dwarka, New Delhi on Monday, but when he did not return to his house at the scheduled time, his family members got panic.  Mrs. Bhavna Jha, wife of the officer lodged an F.I.R in this regard with the Dwarka Police Station.
However, on Thursday, Police recovered a mutilated body at a place which is equidistant from both Palam Railway Station & Delhi Cantt. The Police claim that the body is that of Mr. Jha. A suicide note has also been recovered from the place.

The wife and other family members have though refused to claim the body saying it does not bear any semblance with the traceless officer. The body did not have any clothes and they have not received any suicide note.

A senior police officer, when contacted, has reasserted that it is a clear cut example of suicide as the suicide note unequivocally suggests. But, the officer also said that if the need arises, we will not hesitate to do a DNA test on the body to clear any ambiguity.
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The family members however repeatedly say that their Jitendra is not someone who can take his own life. He is known for his steely determination, courage and commitment for his job. The 40 year old Mr. Jha is employed with Human Resourced Development Ministry, Government of India. The family sources say that Mr. Jha has been transferred 6 times in the span of 4 years and that he also met with the Union Home Minister to make a complaint regarding his frequent transfers. Known for his dauntless attitude and dashing personality, Mr. Jha, is also a well- known RTI activist and always remains in the limelight.

Vigorous campaign has been launched on the social media for the Justice to Jitendra. Mr. Lalit Narayan Jha, the Editor of Mithila Mirror and Journalist has made an emotional appeal to the Maithil Community, Students’ Organizations and all those whose hearts have come out knowing about this incident. Importantly, before this incident, the patriarch of Mithila Mirror had also raised his Vociferous Voice in the cases like Nancy Jha Murder, Pradyumn Thakur murder and the likes.


                  ----Sobha Jha