The case of IAS officer Rajat Kumar has been brewing in the headlines of mainstream media for some time now. With all the backlash and criticism coming in, the Center was angry with the IAS officer. A complaint has been lodged with the Union Home Ministry against the issue of a big contractor paying bills for his daughter’s wedding. In response, the Center wrote a letter to the Chief Secretary of the state government, Somesh Kumar, ordering him to investigate with a proper team and take appropriate action against Rajat Kumar.
It all started some weeks ago when an English website gave an investigative article regarding Rajat’s daughter’s wedding bills. It caused a sensation across the state. The wedding took place last December. Several events were hosted at Faluknooma Palace, Taj Deccan, and Taj Hotels. There were reports that a mystery company had spent money on this five-star wedding.
The issue got bigger considering the major convict involved in this is an IAS officer like Rajat Kumar. The primary questions, in this case, include crores of rupees spent at Rajat Kumar’s daughter’s wedding from a fake company. On the other hand, the opposition parties alleged that the government officials and contractors altogether are looting the state’s resources and funds. Sociologists, journalists, and opposition leaders also reacted to this incident. Amid all this, the context that the issue of missing votes in the 2018 elections also came into the picture.
On the whole, the center decided to step in and deal with this matter aggressively. The series of complaints regarding the anonymous spending at Rajat Kumar’s daughter’s wedding and the elections issue of 2018 is considered to be the major topics of concern.