A complaint has been lodged with the Union Home Ministry against PV Sunil Kumar, Additional DG of AP Crime Investigation Department (CID) for indulging in hate speech against Hindus and RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) and indulging in divisive communal and caste-based politics.
LRO (Legal Rights Observatory), an NGO fighting for the rights of indigenous people, has written to the Secretary of the MHA (Ministry of Home Affairs) complaining against Kumar. In their letter, they have highlighted that Kumar openly declared that he would work for one particular caste only. He has set up an NGO named “Ambedkar’s India Mission” in contravention of service rules governing police officials & through this NGO, he is promoting hatred & is psychologically unfit for carrying Arms.
In their complaint, LRO said:
We are hereby making this complaint against Mr. PV Sunil Kumar IPS of Andhra Pradesh Cadre for indulging in anti-social activities by promoting anti-Hindu ideology, creating enmity between different sections of the society, and corrupting the minds of people of the Scheduled Caste Community with his speeches by forming a private organization named “Ambedkar’s India Mission”.
Mr. PV Sunil Kumar is an IPS officer belonging to the 1993 batch of Andhra Pradesh cadre now holding the office as Additional Director General of Police of the Andhra Pradesh State’s Crime Investigation Department. Even while in police service, he has formed an organization named “Ambedkar’s India Mission” and has been conducting anti-Hindu propaganda creating animosity between different sections of the Hindu society, especially the Scheduled Caste people of Andhra Pradesh.
In the year 2018, he organized a meeting in East Godavari District under the banner of “Ambedkar’s India Mission”. In the video of the meeting shared on YouTube, he accused the Hindu religion of discriminating against Scheduled Castes, preventing Scheduled Castes from wearing footwear, wearing proper clothes, and forcing them to have the name “Das” meaning slave of the other Hindu castes. This ideology was first countered by Buddhism. Then this discriminatory ideology called Hinduism was countered by Dr. Ambedkar. Hinduism treats human beings as of higher or lower dignity based on caste.
In the same video, RSS has adopted Hindu religious ideology. These people are now ruling all over India. If we touch a cow, we will be killed. In the same event, he criticized the ideology of ‘Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’, a highly reputed service organization of India. In Part 2 of the video of the same meeting, he appealed to the SC community to vote on the basis of caste.
He called upon the SC community to consolidate as a solid vote bank that can win elections and sweep to power. He also appealed to the SC community to cultivate good relations with few other castes to win elections. Such lectures divide the community into caste lines, are a mockery of democracy, and totally unbecoming of a senior officer of the Indian Police Service. Instead of educating people on the democratic process of elections where progressive reforms, development should be the criteria for voting, Sri Sunil Kumar has been strongly advocating regressive caste-based voting.
In an interview given to the Times of India, he said he will represent only the SC Mala community and will oppose the inclusion of any other caste in SC category list. He also demanded SC status for SCs who have converted to Christianity. This is shocking to say the least. It is very clear that Sri P V Sunil Kumar, as an all-India Civil Service officer, instead of treating all sections of the society as equal, has made it very clear that he will be favouring only one section of the SC society- Mala. This is a serious violation of service conditions under which he is working.
On 26th November 2020, on the occasion of Constitutional Day, he appeared on Facebook live through the official page of “Ambedkar’s India Mission” and abused Hindu Religion and Hindu Sacred scriptures like Vedas and Puranas.
Under the banner of “Ambedkar’s India Mission, ”he is creating separatist ideology among the weaker sections of the people by demanding separate Gram Panchayats for Scheduled Caste people. Being a bureaucrat of prestigious All India Civil Services, he is openly spreading hatred against the Hindu religion which is being followed by the majority of people of the Country thereby hurting the sentiments and trying to incite communal tensions between different religious groups in the state of Andhra Pradesh.
In this connection, it is worth mentioning the Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964 GENERAL 3(1) (xviii) which says: “Every Government servant shall at all times refrain from doing anything which is or may be contrary to any law, rules, regulations and established practices;”
The activities of Mr. PV Sunil Kumar, IPS in forming a separate organization named “Ambedkar India Mission” and carrying on the hate and divisive propaganda among the different sections of the society is not only a serious crime but a clear contravention of Rule No. 4 (2)(3) of Central Civil Service (Conduct) Rules 1964.
Mr. PV Sunil Kumar is indulging in highly inflammatory speeches, anti-social and anti-Hindu activities by poisoning the minds of people of the society at large in the disguise of their upliftment. Activities of Mr. PV Sunil Kumar, IPS on behalf of “Ambedkar’s India Mission” is a clear violation of The Police Forces (Restrictions of Rights) Act, 1966.
The dangerous nature of these activities has become even more frightening considering that Mr. PV Sunil Kumar is in a key position of a state-run institution. For the vulnerable society and general public, it may seem that his actions are backed by the state but in lawful terms, his venomous actions could be deemed as institutionalized subversion of little children to serve his personal mala fide intents.
We further submit that Mr. PV Sunil Kumar has not only brought disrepute for himself with his suspicious conduct but also to the Crime Investigation Department which is a premier investigation agency of the State Government.
The legal rights firm has sought action against Sunil Kumar and requested the MHA to take the following actions:
Issue directions to the concerned Police Department of Andhra Pradesh to lodge an FIR against Mr. PV Sunil Kumar under the sections 153A, 295A of Indian Penal Code, under the sections of Information Technology Act, and under the sections of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 for creating enmity between different religions, misusing Social Media Platforms and performing suspicious activities under the banner of “Ambedkar’s India Mission”.
Conduct a detailed investigation into the finances, his links with national and international donors and sponsors for the activities of “Ambedkar’s India Mission” organization that enables him to conduct these anti-social activities and freeze all bank accounts / any other means of funds transfer. All bank accounts/payment wallet accounts to be probed for any suspicious or dubious financial transaction that has happened.
Immediately initiate a departmental inquiry into his prolonged stint in one single assignment which is not a regular assignment for an IPS officer and initiate stringent administrative action against him, including withholding of employee/terminal benefits if charges are proved against him and “Ambedkar’s India Mission”, an organization set up by him.
They have also pointed out that Kumar’s anti-Hindu speeches and support SC status to Christians are clear indications of Sunil Kumar having converted to Christianity and that he is a practicing Christian. Citing the Madras High Court ruling calling for the termination of jobs of those who convert before or after availing reservation benefits, LRPF has requested the removal of service of Mr. PV Sunil Kumar in keeping with the Constitutional provisions as well as the recent Madras High Court’s orders.
It is pertinent to point out here that a video had earlier surfaced in which Sunil Kumar was seen promoting Christianity and thanking the missionaries who accompanied the British.
(Featured Image Source: PV Sunil Kumar Twitter Page)
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