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Senior Gujarat-cadre IPS officer Kuldip Sharma has moved the Supreme Court (SC) with the demand that all matters relating to his conduct as a civil servant, including his annual confidential ratings (ACRs), be placed before the Governor of Gujarat, or before any other constitutional authority the court may deem fit, because Chief Minister Narendra Modi is acting against him with biased and malafide intentions.
In his petition, Sharma has alleged witch-hunt since he performed his duties lawfully, against the whims and diktats of Modi and his “henchman” Amit Shah, who is one of the accused in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case. Sharma has cited instances where he did not follow instructions given by Modi. Some of these are related to the discovery of human skeletons during 2002 riots and the preliminary report in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case. Sharma has argued that since his actions in these cases did not go down well with the state government led by Modi, the latter had downgraded his ACR for four years from 2002 to 2007 from “Outstanding” to “Very Good”.