Jammu, July 30: In the much publicized writ petition filed by social activist Professor S.K.Bhalla seeking initiating of disciplinary proceedings and withdrawal of security cover from Kewal Krishan Sharma, the then Additional PRO to then Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand and also highlighting accumulation of assets disproportionate to the known sources of income, Thursday took a new turn when Kewal Krishan Sharma after appearing in person in the court of Justice Tashi Rabstan backtracked from his early statement and alleged that Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand is involved in rape, murder and corruption and he is feeling threat for his life from the goons of Tara Chand.
When the petition came up for hearing Prof S.K.Bhalla appearing in person drew the attention of the court to the fresh application moved by him to place on record a copy of the communication number 101/Misc-J/1604-06 dated October 1, 2014 whereby the then Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Shantmanu had written to the Commissioner Secretary Administration Department for taking stringent action against the Forest Guard turned PRP for acting in violation of CCA Rules and had also referred in his communication the enquiry conducted by the then Deputy Commissioner Jammu Ajeet Kumar Sahu recommending strict action against K.K.Sharma then Additional PRO for his act of distributing cheques in Sub-Division Khour.
Justice Tashi Rabstan after hearing the petitioner and the respondent allowed the fresh application and took on record the communication dated October 1, 2014 and directed the Registry to list the instant petition as per previous order in the week commencing 3rd of August next month.
K.K.Sharma according to CNS created sensation in the open court when he leveled serious allegations against the then Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand and two senior cops and said that his life is in danger. He openly stated that he along with his son started from his residence for High Court at 3 AM and reached the Court at 6 AM. He said that only reason why he reached the court so early was the threats which he is feeling form the ‘goons’ of former Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand. He requested court to restore his security. K.K.Sharma further said that the High Court did not pass any order regarding the withdrawal of his security but the police on its own withdrew his security cover. He further submitted that he stands by his allegations of murder, rape and corruption leveled against the then Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand and denied the reply filed by him wherein he had said that he has no threat form Tara Chand but from militants and criminals. “Earlier, I tried to save Tara Chand as I was feeling pressure from him and police,” he informed court.
After hearing Sharma in person, Justice Tashi Rabstan directed him to file his allegations in black and white before or by the next date of hearing as today’s utterances are contrary to the reply filed by him previously.
Before the close of the proceedings Sharma again requested the court for security cover which was not extended as the court again observed that he needs to file his allegations in black and white and only after that his request will be taken into consideration.
2015 Kashmir Despatch