Political and judicial abuse of psychiatry in India to target whistle-blowers

Please read below how high profile whistle-blowers have been targeted by misusing psychiatry in India. There are some particularly egregious cases from the Delhi High Court. 

I also reproduce below a definition of the political abuse of psychiatry from wikipedia: 

"Political abuse of psychiatry is the misuse of psychiatric diagnosis, detention and treatment for the purposes of obstructing the fundamental human rights of certain groups and individuals in a society. In other words, abuse of psychiatry including one for political purposes is deliberate action of getting citizens certified, who, because of their mental condition, need neither psychiatric restraint nor psychiatric treatment. Psychiatrists have been involved in human rights abuses in states across the world when the definitions of mental disease were expanded to include political disobedience. As scholars have long argued, governmental and medical institutions code menaces to authority as mental diseases during political disturbances. Nowadays, in many countries, political prisoners are sometimes confined and abused in mental institutions. Psychiatric confinement of sane people is a particularly pernicious form of repression."

1. Case of Income Tax officer S K Srivasatava who was investigating Mr P Chidambaranm and NDTV for money laundering

General Electric is involved in money laundering by NDTV, Read Complaint of money laundering against General Electric Company from - Seema Sapra - Petitioner in Writ Petition (Civil) 1280/ 2012 - in the matter of Seema Sapra v. General Electric Company and Others in the Delhi High Court at
http://seemasapra.blogspot.in/2014/03/complaint-of-money-laundering-against.html


Read http://pcwedsndtv.blogspot.in/ and http://mumbaiwalla.com/shocker-ndtv-probed-money-laundering-tax-evasion/

Read activist Madhu Kishwar at http://www.manushi.in/articles.php?articleId=1749#.UvdixPmSzQM

Read Mr Ram Jethmalani's letter dated 6 December 2013 to Mr P Chidambaram at https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxHBZ8fQxNoQOU1RS3V2OGlLcFk/edit?usp=sharing


Read the complaint made by S K Srivastava against Mr Karthik Chidambaram's candidature in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections from the Sivganga parliamentary constituency in Tamil Nadu at https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxHBZ8fQxNoQS3RBX0IzNjRKV3c/edit?usp=sharing 





2. Case of Deepak Khosla, whose litigation against Vikram Bakshi could potentially result in an enquiry into Vikram Bakshi's finances. Vikram Bakshi was/ is an investment partner for McDonald's for North and East India. McDonald's is now accusing Vikram Bakshi of siphoning off JV funds to his own companies like the one Vikram Bakshi set up with Deepak Khosla.


Read Prashant Bhushan's complaint against Delhi High Court judge Suresh Kait for the unlawful and vindictive confinement of Deepak Khosla in a psychiatric hospital at http://www.judicialreforms.org/images/stories/pdf/Complaint_to_CJI_against_Justice_Suresh_Kait_by_CJAR_-_Final_Draft_21st_Feb_2012.pdf




3. Case of Nisha Bhatia, a RAW officer who accused her senior colleagues at India's external intelligence agency of sexual harassment. The Police cooked up a false story about her having attempted suicide in the PMO and instituted a false criminal case against her. Completely disillusioned with her efforts to obtain justice, she stripped before Delhi High Court Judge Bharihoke, who falsified his court order with the help of lawyer Rita Kaul and sent Nisha Bhatia to a psychiatric facility where she was placed in a locked ward for chronically mentally ill patients and was drugged.


Read a Delhi High Court order that describes some of her victimisation at https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxHBZ8fQxNoQd2Y5MzVMRl9yTkU/edit?usp=sharing




I have previously mentioned political and judicial abuse of psychiatry in the Delhi High Court to target whistleblowers like S K Srivastava and Nisha Bhatia. Please read more below in this connection.


When I read Delhi High Court Judge Bharihoke's order directing that RAW officer Nisha Bhatia be admitted to a psychiatric facility, the order struck me as strange. The order states that Bhatia partially stripped in court in the morning, and therefore the judge posted the matter in his chamber after lunch when Bhatia again stripped and therefore had to physically removed and the hearing took place in her absence with a lawyer Rita Kaul representing Bhatia.


Why would a judge post a matter in chamber when a woman litigant had stripped before him in open court. The reasonable and expected procedure would have been for Judge Bharihoke to hold a hearing in open court and to surround Bhatia with policewomen to prevent her from stripping again. How is it that Bhatia managed to strip a second time before Judge Bharihoke in his chamber? Something about the order does not ring true.


I met Nisha Bhatia in the Delhi High Court who is now enrolled as an advocate (attorney) with the Bar Council and asked her what had actually happened. She told me that while she did strip before J. 
Bharihoke in open court the first time round, she did not strip or attempt to strip before him during the chamber hearing. Judge Bharihoke falsified his order to create this as the false reason to have Bhatia removed and to hold the chamber hearing in her absence when he passed the order directing that she be admitted to a psychiatric facility.


Bhatia told me that Rita Kaul was never her lawyer. She told me that she was taken to IHBAS (a government mental hospital) by the police and without any examination by a doctor was locked up in a ward for chronically ill mental patients and that she was drugged there. Her forced incarceration there lasted a month.  Bhatia told me that while she was being drugged, Rita Kaul came to IHBAS and obtained Bhatia's signatures on a vakalatnama. Bhatia also told me that the intent was to incarcerate her and to destroy and damage her brain and neurological system by forcing her to take psychotropic drugs, however Bhatia refused medication after a few days.


Bhatia also told me that she never attempted suicide in the PMO and that the police levelled a false allegation against her. She was simply picked up from the PMO where she had gone seeking a meeting with the Prime Minister and she was admitted to a government hospital using a fabricated  story that she had swallowed rat poison. It is obvious that doctors at the government hospital colluded with the police and State authorities targeting Bhatia in propagating this false story and that Bhatia was most likely drugged during this hospital stay.


Bhatia also confirmed to me that she was arrested and imprisoned in jail by the Gurgaon police on false complaints by her neighbours that she was harassing and threatening them.


Bhatia's ordeal discloses three ways in which attempts have been made to similarly target me.


When I started complaining again in January 2012 that I was being poisoned and when I named certain neighbours as being involved in targeting me, some false complaints against me were procured from those very neighbours and their servants. I was never informed about those complaints. The first time that I became aware of those complaints was when these were filed in court in my writ petition by the Delhi Police along with its false counter affidavit dated July 2012. These complaints contained false statements that I was mentally ill and that I was likely to harm myself or others. Bhatia also faced similar targeting, however in her case she was actually arrested and imprisoned based upon false complaints by her neighbours. Bhatia also confirmed to me that she too had never been informed about these complaints against her before her arrest.


Second, Rita Kaul attempted to reprise her deplorable, fraudulent and unethical role in facilitating the incarceration of Bhatia in a psychiatric facility in my case as well. In April - May 2013, she conspired to obtain my signatures on a sheet of paper which stated that an un-named entity/ person had given me an undisclosed amount of money for my "help". I refused to sign such a document realising its potential for misuse. DHCBA staff were used to facilitate this attempt and A S Chandhiok was master-minding this. Another time, on 31 May 2013, Rita Kaul again suggested that I give her a letter stating that she was authorised to speak on my behalf and that she would speak to Delhi High Court Judge Gita Mittal. I later learnt from a public prosecuter (Ms Ritu Gaba) that Judge Gita Mittal had asked her in February 2013 whether  the lady would help the judge to incarcerate me in a mental asylum if the judge appointed her as an amicus curie in my writ petition. To her credit, Ms Gaba told me that she had refused to participate in this conspiracy to eliminate me.


Third, on the night of 1-2 October 2012, I stayed the entire night at Police HQ after telling then Commissioner of Police Neeraj Kumar that I had no place to stay. Around midnight, policemen acting on instructions from someone called an ambulance to the police HQ after making a false report that there was a medical emergency. The attempt appears to have been to harm me and/or then remove me to a government hospital on a false pretext that I had harmed myself in police HQ. 
Again this would have been similar to the false complaint against Bhatia that she had swallowed rat poison in the PMO. I foiled this conspiracy by refusing to accept any offers of food or drink that night from policemen and  by emailing/ texting lawyers and journalists about what was going on.


The political and judicial abuse using psychiatry of honest revenue officer  S K Srivastava who was blowing the whistle on money laundering by a prominent media company NDTV also appears to have inspired similar attempts to silence me. Mr Rakesh Tiku is a lawyer who played an important role in the planned conspiracy to silence S K Srivastava. Mr Rakesh Tiku has also been openly helping and advising General Electric's lawyers (Nanju Ganpathy et al) in connection with my corruption petition against GE. .


Mr S K Srivastava's whistleblowing activities also implicate a General Electric subsidiary NBCU which transferred over Rs 800 crores to NDTV in 2007-2008 in what Indian income tax authorities have found to be sham and non genuine transactions with no commercial purpose or economic substance and whose sole objective was to cause this gain to NDTV and a concomitant loss to NBCU. Further Mr S K Srivastava was also making complaints that NDTV was involved in laundering bribe money for Mr P Chidambaram, a senior cabinet minister who was minister for home affairs and is at present the minister for finance.


Mr S K Srivastava was targeted using women revenue officers who lodged false complaints against him for sexual harassment and even rape. He was suspended from work. He approached the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) which reinstated him.


Mr S K Srivastava's ordeal intensified in the Delhi High Court. The 2 IRS women officers targeting him filed a petition seeking deletion of adverse remarks regarding them in the CAT order. This was achieved after Rakesh Tiku acting as counsel for Srivastava agreed to a consent order. This order resulted in expunging from the judicial record the entire bqckground of Srivastava's whistleblowing and his complaints of corruption against these 2 women officers. The case history of this matter shows that Rakesh Tiku had not produced any vakalatnama for Srivastava yet he agreed to a consent order that was not in Srivastava's interest.


Once the material in Srivastava's favor was expunged from the court record, the 2 women were used to launch an onslaught against Srivastava in the Delhi High Court. Writ petitions were filed against him seeking investigation of the false sexual harassment complaints against him. In these proceedings a strange ex parte court injunction was issued against Srivastava by Judge Muralidhar restraining him from writing any communications that mirrored a letter on the court record. 
What was contained or objectionable in that letter was never spelt out. One can assume that this injunction also effectively restrained Srivastava from pursuing his whistleblowing complaints or from defending himself against the false complaints made against him for rape and sexual harassment. Srivastava continued to pursue his complaints however and his subsequent communications were treated as contempt of court.


How could Judge Muralidhar in a writ petition restrain a private party from making complaints against his colleagues of corruption and of sexual favors being rendered in lieu of bribes. This amounted to an ex-parte restriction on Srivastava's fundamental right to freedom of speech and conscience. If the women were aggrieved they ought to have instituted criminal and civil proceedings against Srivastava for defamation. How could Srivastava's corruption complaints against 2 corrupt IRS women officers accusing them additionally of moral turpitude amount to sexual harassment, on which basis the first injunction order was passed by Judge Muralidhar. And how could such complaints amount to contempt of court which resulted in the initiation of multiple contempt proceedings against Srivastava even after the original writ petition was disposed off with no finding of sexual harassment by Srivastava.


I have looked at the orders passed in these matters and in other proceedings initiated by Srivastava and at the case histories of these proceedings which are publicly available. There are several disturbing red flags about how Srivastava's whistleblowing was sought to be silenced in a clear and planned conspiracy involving several lawyers and judges. First anything that Srivastava filed in his defence or describing the larger whistleblowing background as to why he was being targeted was "withdrawn" by counsel who were purporting to represent him. In most cases, no vakalatnamas were filed by these lawyers to establish their authority to represent Srivastava. Statements were made on behalf of Srivastava by these lawyers without producing vakalatnamas. An apology was tendered on Srivastava's behalf (amounting to an admission of guilt that he had committed contempt of 
court) by counsel purporting to represent him and without his instructions. Srivastava confirmed to me that several acts were done on his behalf in court without his instructions. In his words, several mistakes were made but he did not want to cross swords with lawyers and turn them all against him and he strategically wanted to retain focus on his complaints against Chidambaram.


In the multiple adverse orders passed in the contempt cases, Srivastava is depicted as writing letters targeting Shumana Sen and Ashima Neb and as having used explicit language accusing them of providing sexual favors in lieu of bribes and calling them prostitutes. Srivastava confirmed to me that some letters had been circulated under his name with his signatures having been forged. 
However even if Srivastava used explicit language against these women in complaints against them to authorities, how would that by itself amount to sexual harassment or to contempt of court.


Eventually the contempt cases resulted in court orders finding Srivastava guilty of contempt of court for sending complaints against Shumana Sen and Ashima Neb to the authorities. An order was passed sentencing Srivastava to two weeks imprisonment.


This order was appealed on behalf of Srivastava. On the first hearing of his appeal, a lawyer claiming to represent Srivastava, Kamini Jaiswal, further betrayed Srivastava by telling the court that her client was willing to undergo a psychiatric evaluation as an in-house patient in VIMHANS, a privately run mental hospital. Such a submission by Kamini Jaiswal on behalf of Srivastava is indefensible and was totally contrary to her client's interest and in fact facilitated his psychiatric abuse which followed. The court therefore postponed his sentence until after Srivastava's psychiatric evaluation.


Srivastava appears to have been admittted to VIMHANS against his wishes.


A report on Srivastava's psychiatric evaluation was sent by VIMHANS to the 0elhi High Court in sealed cover without providing Srivastava with a copy. The judges hearing his matter (Judge Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Judge Indermeet Kaur)  refused to provide a copy of this medical report to Srivastava or to disclose its contents to Srivastava and instead declared in their order that he had been found to be mentally ill and there were serious concerns regarding his mental health and therefore he should not be assigned any work by the government and no one should pay any attention to any communication sent by Srivastava.

This was a gross denial by these judges of Srivastava's human rights.

Srivastava told me that it was unethical for Judge Sanjay Kishan Kaul to hear his contempt appeal because the judge's brother Neeraj Kishan Kaul was representing and advising Shumana Sen and Ashima Neb. Also it was unethical for Judge Indermeet Kaur to hear Srivastava's  contempt appeal because she had earlier passed orders against him sitting singly in one of the contempt petitions filed against him.


Srivastava approached the Supreme Court of India which directed that he be provided with a copy of his medical report by VIMHANS.


Srivastava also complained to the Medical Councils against the psychiatrists and doctors at VIMHANS who were forced to admit that the report sent by them to the Delhi High Court about Srivastava was misleading and liable to be misinterpreted. They signed an affidavit saying that Srivastava did not suffer from any psychiatric disorder.


Despite this about-turn by the doctors from VIMHANS, the judges of the Delhi High Court (first a Division Bench of J. Sanjay Kishan Kaul and J. Indermeet Kaur and later a Division Bench of J. Badar Durrez Ahmed and J. Vibhu Bakhru) refused to pass an order withdrawing their earlier "judicial finding" about Srivastava's mental illness and their directions that his communications be ignored by everyone and that he not be allocated any work.


Instead, Judge Badar Durrez Ahmed and Judge Vibhu Bakhru targeted Srivastava further by passing an order dismissing his contempt appeal and directing that he serve the prison sentence of 2 weeks imposed upon him for contempt since he was now claiming to be medically fit.


Srivastava's appeal from this decision to the Supreme Court of India is still to be heard.


A similar strategy was adopted for my complaints against General Electric and the advice was visibly being given to GE's Indian lawyers by Rakesh Tiku.


I filed my writ petition against General Electric in February 2012. In July 2012, a fraudulent petition was filed purporting to be on behalf of GE in the Delhi High Court invoking the Indian Arbitration and Conciliation Act and seeking an injunction against me restraining me from disclosing confidential information about GE. The  petition did not disclose the nature of the writ petition or that the injunction would interfere with the administration of justice in the writ petition. This injunction order was also passed by Judge Muralidhar and in fact he stated while passing it that the order was incapable of being implemented and that GE would be back with a contempt petition. 
A contempt petition was filed against me and Judge Muralidhar issued notice on it without permitting me to speak and point out why notice should not be issued.


I was then compelled to seek recusal by Judge Muralidhar and stated in an application filed by me in OMP 647 of 2012 that it appeared he had been approached by General Electric and that he was knowingly passing orders in the OMP that would interfere with the administration of justice in the whistleblower writ petition.


I followed it up with a complaint to the Chief Justice of India against Judge Muralidhar.


After researching how whistleblower Srivastava was deliberately netted in questionable and legally untenable contempt cases and was eventually sought to be silenced misusing the Delhi High Court's contempt jurisdiction, and the initial enabling role played by Judge Muralidhar in Srivastava's case, I cannot but notice similarities in my case where I am also being targeted using criminal contempt proceedings. The fact that Judge Muralidhar has been instrumental in initiating a criminal contempt proceeding against me (where my position is that no show cause notice has been issued to me or indeed could have been issued to me by Judge Muralidhar) and that he played a similar role in targeting Srivastava is very revealing. 
This further butresses my complaint against Juidge Muralidhar that he had been approached by General Electric.




4. Case of Dr Adarsh Kapoor who was terrorised and abused in Court by Delhi High Court Judges who conspired and falsified court orders to have him arrested and sent to a psychiatric facility for asserting his right to record public court proceedings. Dr Adarsh Kapoor filed an application seeking recusal by Delhi High Court Judges Kailash Gambhir and Indermeet Kaur and produced a transcript of them abusing him in court based upon an audio recording of the court hearing. Some Statements made by these Judges in open Court:

Respondent: “ Hon’ble Judges! I have suffered 3rd heart attack on 1st February, 2014, I am offering my genuine apology although I have done nothing intentionally to offend you.”

Justice Gambhir: “We do not care how many heart attacks you got!”

Justice Indermeet: (retorting) “What does he think of himself! Just because he is Doctor, gives him license to do whatever he wants? He is so incoherent. He says something else and does something else.

Have you seen what he has written about court No.34 in general? He should be locked in mental asylum for rest of his life.!


Mr. Dubey (the Respondent’s Counsel):

“ He is a changed man after he has been in jail for 10 days…..”

Justice Gambhir: “ No… No.. Ten days are not enough! This his third contempt. He deserves 6 month jail for each of three contempts …. a total of 18 months….. only then he is going to learn!”


Justice Gambhir: Have you seen what did he say in Justice Shali’s Court …..”(then Justice Kailash Gambhir selectively starts reading excerpts from the first show cause notice).


Namita Roy: He has tendered unconditional apology for having used those words…. He has been under great stress lately for coming from USA for his civil case. Please…..accept his apologies.


Justice Gambhir: “No, we are not inclined to accept those fake apologies….. because he says he did not commit any contempt but if we have perceived it so… then he is sorry…This is not unconditional apology.”

Namita Roy: “ Please .. give him a chance..” He is indeed very..apologetic……”

Justice Indermeet: “ No.. no.. you should rather be not providing representation to such crazy person…”


Read the recusal application filed by Dr Adarsh Kapoor in the Delhi High Court at
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxHBZ8fQxNoQbGl6c0VXUmhVOG8/edit?usp=sharing




5. The Government of India resorted to forced psychiatric counselling of people protesting the Koodankulam nuclear power plant, see the news report below:




Big brother brainwash comes to Koodankulam

Author: Veena Joshi Datta

Published Date: May 20, 2012 11:15 PM

Last Updated: Jun 2, 2012 10:27 PM

The Centre has decided to counsel the protestors on the necessity of nuclear plants by engaging a team of psychiatrists.

BANGALORE: The Centre has decided to counsel protestors at Koodankulam on the necessity of nuclear power plants for the development of the country by engaging a team of psychiatrists from the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) in Bangalore for the job.

In the first week of May, a Central government representative visited NIMHANS to discuss strategy and chalk out a plan of action. NIMHANS has already started working on the project and has formed a team comprising six members to take up the task to counsel the protestors. Some of these members are from the department of psychiatric social work of the institute. A former director of National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) is expected to lead this project.

The institute has already commenced the collection of primary data in this regard, and now gearing up to seek field reactions from villages as the secondary research data for further strategy formulation.

Copyright © 2012 The New Indian Express. All rights reserved


Read the notice sent to the Government of India by the National Human Rights Commission questioning this at and the notice sent to the Government of India by the National Human Rights Commission questioning this: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxHBZ8fQxNoQX2ZGUmdrT2xPVEU/edit?usp=sharing

and https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxHBZ8fQxNoQeUtTMDRfWW9sQ0U/edit?usp=sharing




6. Read the India Today story on how senior police officials roughed up, abducted and dumped a senior police officer (who was exposing corruption in the Uttar Pradesh State Government) into a mental asylum at http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/ib-officers-dd-mishra-mental-illness-maya-government/1/158964.html


IB officers rule out UP top cop Mishra's mental illness

Piyush Srivastava | Mail Today | Lucknow, November 7, 2011 | UPDATED 10:59 IST

Questions are being raised over the way Uttar Pradesh IPS officer DD Mishra was dragged out of his office on Friday when he was telling the media about the "corrupt" state government.

Declared mentally unstable, he was admitted to a psychiatric ward soon after. But highly placed sources in the government revealed that two senior officers of the Intelligence Bureau (IB) have ruled out signs of mental illness in Mishra in their report sent to the Centre on Sunday.

The opposition SP's Shivpal Singh Yadav has demanded a CBI inquiry into the case and BJP Vice President Kalraj Mishra alleged that the family of Mishra, a DIG in the state fire department, was living in fear. "Mishra was thrashed and almost abducted by the police," Yadav said.

Mishra, who claimed on Friday that his superiors in the department and officials of the Mayawati government were involved in large-scale financial bungling, is known for his uprightness.

He had first grabbed the attention of the public and government in 2001, when he was the SP of Chitrakoot. Despite knowing the repercussions, he had then booked a senior leader of the ruling BSP for his alleged association with Dadua, a dacoit.

Yadav said: "Mishra was always ostracised because of his honesty. Three of his batchmates became IGs. But he wasn't promoted."

He added: "We were present when Mishra was holding the press conference. We were shocked to see the Lucknow police's behaviour. He was almost dragged out of his office for speaking the truth. There can be no justification for such an act."

The state government, meanwhile, insists Mishra is suffering from depression because of some family problem.

But a subordinate of the DIG maintained Mishra led a healthy family life. "It is true he used to get angry at corruption. But his family life was normal," he said.

The DIG's daughter, Pallavi, said her father "Was tense for the last one month because of some unknown reason".

UP Home Secretary Fateh Bahadur Singh claimed " We were only trying to help him" and that Mishra had broken service rules by publicly speaking against the government. "Whatever he was doing was against rules. Such behaviour is not expected of an IPS officer. He is currently under the observation of doctors for bipolar affective disorder," he said.

BSP State President Swami Prasad Maurya said the government was sympathetic towards the DIG. "Those who are trying to criticise us are anti- social. The state government is against any kind of corruption. An inquiry has been ordered against those whom Mishra charged with financial irregularities," he said, adding that instead of taking any harsh action against Mishra, the government had favoured his full treatment.

Fateh Bahadur also said Mishra's family members "Had told us his behaviour was not good and he was in depression".

Former police officers are not willing to buy the government's story. IC Dwivedi, ex- state DGP, said: "I know Mishra since his posting in Chitrakoot. He believed in community policing. We considered him a competent officer. But the government dislikes honesty.It appears the system is collapsing." Ex- DGP Prakash Singh said the society should raise its voice.



Published: November 6, 2011 02:45 IST | Updated: November 6, 2011 02:51 IST

IPS officer blunt on U.P. corruption, branded ‘mentally unstable'

Atiq Khan

IPS Devendra Dutt Mishra DIG Fire being taken away forcibly by police offcials after he has charged senior offcials with serious charges in Lucknow on Friday night . Photo: Special Arrangement

Mishra was confined to his office and later forcibly hospitalised

A Uttar Pradesh IPS officer who dared to speak out against corruption in his Fire Services department and said some unpleasant things about the government to mediapersons has virtually been declared “mentally unstable” on the basis of a report prepared by psychiatrists.
DIG Devendra Dutt Mishra, who was forcibly admitted to the Trauma Centre of the Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University (CSSMU) here, has been charged with violating the Service Conduct Rules, but no action has been taken against him.

Probe ordered

An inquiry launched by the government on Saturday will look into all his allegations, including on the death of senior IAS officer Harminder Raj Singh in 2009. Mr. Mishra said Mr. Singh did not commit suicide, but was murdered.
Principal Secretary (Home) Kunwar Fateh Bahadur said the probe would be headed by Atul Kumar, Director-General, Anti-Corruption Organisation. Action would be taken against the 1992 batch IPS officer only after the inquiry report was submitted. “Considering the officer's mental state, a sympathetic view was being taken by the government.”
Mr. Bahadur said the DIG, on being admitted to the CSMMU, was examined by a team of senior doctors from government hospitals and Dalal, Head of the Department of Psychiatry of the CSMMU. “Mr. Mishra is suffering from a ‘bipolar episodic disorder' with the current episode related to mania without psychotic disturbance.” Doctors cast a doubt about his mental state, said Mr. Bahadur.
Moreover, the official claimed, Mr. Mishra's family members said the “officer had not been keeping well for the last month or two and was suffering from depression.”
“The family members further said he had suffered weight loss in the last eight to ten days.”
On Friday, as was the normal practice, Mr. Mishra came to his office at around 11 a.m. and when a file on fire incidents was sent to him, the noting he made created a flutter in the department. The DIG wrote, “Everything in the Uttar Pradesh government was illegal and corrupt. This is the biggest scam.” He also jotted down remarks on corruption in purchase of fire tenders and other equipment.
Undeterred by a warning from Harishchandra Singh, ADG, Fire Services, the DIG later called some journalists and made public what he wrote on the files. He also alleged that Harminder Raj Singh was murdered. Soon, the building was blocked by police personnel and access barred; the DIG was not allowed to move out.
D.K. Thakur, DIG, Lucknow, arrived around 6 p.m. and in the meantime, Mr. Mishra's daughter and his friend, retired IPS officer Abhimanyu Tripathi, were summoned.
Finally around 10 p.m., the DIG was physically removed from his office by policemen, taken down the lift, pushed into his official car and forcibly admitted to the hospital.
Printable version | Apr 12, 2014 4:16:11 PM | http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/ips-officer-blunt-on-up-corruption-branded-mentally-unstable/article2601839.ece


7.  Read about whistle-blower who was picked up by the police  from a street protest - a dharna - a time honored Indian tradition - and sought to be admitted to a psychiatric ward: 



Lucknow: Whistleblower bureaucrat picked up from protest site, taken to psychiatric ward




Lucknow A provincial civil services officer, Rinku Singh Rahi, who launched his hunger strike in Lucknow on Monday demanding a probe into charges of corruption in state-run schemes, was whisked away by the police from the dharna site at midnight and taken to the psychiatric ward of a medical college in the city. 
Doctors there, however, reportedly refused to admit him. He was then sent off to his hometown Aligarh. 


In midnight drama in Uttar Pradesh's capital, Mr Rahi was picked up from outside the Lucknow assembly because the Chief Medical Officer diagnosed him with low blood pressure. He was first taken to the Balrampur hospital and later to the Lucknow medical college. Doctors at both hospitals refused to admit him.

Mr Rahi has been raising the issue of corruption in the state government sponsored schemes ever since his stint as the District Social Welfare Officer in Muzzafarnagar in 2009. He has exposed corruption to the tune of Rs. 40 crore, for which he also suffered an attempt on his life when the local mafia pumped six bullets into him on March 26, 2009 - in that assault, he lost vision in one eye.

He claims that attack was carried out at the behest of his department officials who he was trying to expose. A state government enquiry later on proved his claims that the spending of allocated funds was not accounted for by the Social Welfare Department for more than five years.

Mr Rahi is currently posted at the state-run coaching institute for IAS and IPS aspirants from the Dalit community in Aligarh.

A few days ago, before setting out for Lucknow for his hunger strike, the officer had told reporters in Aligarh that now with a regime change in UP, he was hopeful that the Akhilesh Yadav government will pay heed to his demands of a criminal investigation into the allegations of widespread corruption in social welfare schemes of the state government.


at http://www.ndtv.com/article/cities/lucknow-whistleblower-bureaucrat-picked-up-from-protest-site-taken-to-psychiatric-ward-190277




8. Read about Indian army whistleblower who was illegally confined in a psychiatric hospital: 



Whistleblower army man moves court

Published: 09th July 2013 09:59 AM
Last Updated: 09th July 2013 01:36 PM



Lt Col Arun Kumar, the Indian Army officer who had charged his higher-ups with branding him a psychiatric patient for reporting corruption by senior officers, has lodged a complaint before the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM), Jodhpur, seeking the court’s intervention and protection.
In a petition filed last week, Arun - attached to HQ 374 Composite Artillery Brigade C/o 56 APO, stationed in Nasirabad in Ajmer, Rajasthan - has said that he could not even attend his daughter’s engagement last month owing to his ‘illegal detention’ in the psychiatric ward of the Military Hospital in Jodhpur.
Arun sought the court’s help to get himself released from the psychiatric ward, receive compensation for harassment and for a thorough investigation into the incident. He has also sent a copy of the petition to the Chief Justice of Rajasthan. Express had reported this senior army officer’s shocking plight on July 1 after he lodged a complaint with the Jodhpur City Police Commissioner and through his lawyers, served legal notices on top Army brass including Army Chief General Bikram Singh.
In his petition before the CJM, Arun also requested an interview with the CJM to explain his case. Further, Arun underscored the fact that though he had complained to the Jodhpur City Police Commissioner on May 21, the police could not get him released. “I have been kept in a lunatic ward for six weeks out of criminal conspiracy and I am being harassed. I could not attend my daughter’s engagement held on June 23. I have served the nation for 32 years and I am being victimised for reporting corruption,” he said in his petition.



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Six Army officers booked by Ajmer police for harassing junior

All India | Press Trust of India | Updated: January 02, 2014 13:54 IST
 Jaipur Six Army officers, including two Brigadier rank officials, have been booked by Ajmer Police for allegedly harassing a junior officer and trying to prove him mentally ill after he raised his voice against certain irregularities.

In his complaint, Lt Col Arun Kumar of Composite Artillery Brigade in Nasirabad cantonment alleged that his superiors conspired and tried to prove him mentally ill after he complained against certain irregularities and corrupt practices by the senior officers of the brigade.

Following a court's directive, an FIR was lodged against Brigadier AK Ganguli, Commander of the Brigade, his deputy Col Lalit Agnihotri, Col Rohit Jha, Military hospital Nasirabad's Commander Brigadier Sanjeev Vaspyan, Medical Officer Maj S V Rekha and officiating Registrar Maj Gurmendra Singh on December 19.

Defence spokesperson Col S D Goswami said a Court of Inquiry has already been initiated.

"Army has already instituted a court of Inquiry to ascertain the facts. The military chain of command is fully aware of the incident," he said.

In the complaint, 54-year old Lt Col Kumar alleged that he found misuse of funds and other corrupt practices in the brigade and raised a voice against it but this invited adverse action against him and the brigade commander and deputy conspired against him.

After the complaints, the brigade commander allegedly threatened the Lt Col that he would not be able to continue his service in the Army.

On May 17 this year, the Brigadier issued him a notice stating that he was mentally ill following which he was admitted to the military hospital where, Arun alleged, Brigadier Ganguli conspired with the military hospital's Commander to prove him sick.

He was also harassed in the military hospital, he alleged.

After the alleged conspiracy and harassment, the officer wrote to Jodhpur Police seeking intervention on May 21 and also pleaded his case before the Chief of Army staff.

He also filed a complaint with a local court of Ajmer which gave direction to police to lodge a case against the six accused under appropriate section.

Investigating officer of the case, Ashok Meena, SHO Nasirabad, said that the matter was under investigation.

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