Kolkata/Krishnagar, Aug. 13: The state government on Tuesday shunted Nadia district magistrate Pawan Kadyan, IAS, apparently because he allegedly had threatened a senior WBCS officer transferred to Nadia, to beat him ruthlessly by making him naked unless he joins duty immediately.
Earlier this month Kadyan over the phone had threatened WBCS officer, Rizwan Wahab of dire consequences unless he secures release order and takes charge in Nadia immediately.
Members of the WBCS Officers Association had lodged a complaint against Kadyan for his abusive behavior, while a large section of the WBCS officers in Nadia decided not to work with him.
Even though the transfer order of Kadyan was issued as a routine affair in public interest, insiders in Nabanna claimed that his threat is the only reason that led his sudden transfer barely within 3 months since he joined as Nadia DM in Krishnagar.
Kadyan joined on May 30 this year but has to return to his previous posting as the Joint Secretary of Finance department.
Vibhu Goel, a 2012 batch IAS officer, presently posted as the chief executive officer of the Haldia Development Authority will replace Kadyan.
“Apnakey na ami ulto korey erokom korbo..Apnar abastha emon korbo ki apni money rakhben….Aapnakey na nanga kore marbo ami…” (Pawan Kadyan to R.Wahab)
Meanwhile, the WBCS officers in Nadia have welcomed Kadyan’s transfer. “It is good that the state administration has realized the problem and removed him accordingly unless development works would hamper”, a senior WBCS officer in Krishnagar said.
The alleged threat call of Kadyan to Wahab came to light and embarrassed the state administration after an audio clip of the alleged call went viral.
The NfN has not examined the authenticity of the purported audio clip.
However, a voice quite similar to the Nadia DM Kadyan heard saying another person addressing him as Rizwan..”…Are you taking the Nadia DM as a joke? Apnar order anek din hoye gelo. Apni amake erokom delay korben.. who do you think you are dealing with?..Apnakey na ami ulto korey erokom korbo..Apnar abastha emon korbo ki apni money rakhben….Aapnakey na nanga kore marbo ami…I want to hear you in Nadia tomorrow otherwise you see what I will do..”
Sources said, on July 8, the state government issued a transfer order. Rizwan Wahab who is working as the executive officer of the Dankuni Municipality was transferred to Krishnagar as Secretary of Nadia Zila Parishad. However, he could not get release since his reliever did not join.
Rizwan said, “I told Nadia DM about the reason for the delay on a number of occasions over the telephone and through WhatsApp message. Nevertheless, his call was very shocking. But, I have no idea how it became viral. I only brought the matter to the higher authorities of the state administration and also members of the WBCS Officers Association”.
Nadia DM Pawan Kadyan, however, did not receive calls and replied to text message for his reaction.