The Jharkhand State water resources department had on June 27 transferred 188 engineers, among them was the name of an engineer who had died much before the orders were issued. The Minister of Water Resources said in this case, the death might have occurred while the engineer was on deputation to other department and there was delay in reporting his passing away.
On the name of anonymity an official of the Department confided that the inclusion of name of the deceased was done after much deliberations. He elaborated that the Transfer committee had been influenced by the efficiency of the State Police. He narrated that the efficient Jharkhand police had recovered the body of a woman from Bundu area in the city in February and handed it to the father of the missing girl, who cremated it thinking it was that of his daughter. Three youths were arrested and charged with murder by Ranchi Police. However, the missing girl surfaced three months later. The woman also told the police the arrested trio was innocent and she had gone into hiding for personal reasons. It’s another matter that the three youths remain in Jail on charges of misguiding the Court. After a fort night in Police custody they had admitted of murdering the missing woman , though initially they had denied it. Taking a cue from some famous judicial cases in country like hit and run , Aston -Martin ,Chinkara case , the honorable Court had termed them as “Hostile Accused” , as the trio changed confessional statements.