NEW DELHI, India: The Union Home Ministry is understood to have decided to dismiss from service. Mr. H.D. Pillay, the additional commissioner of police (security) Delhi for his alleged failure to protect the life of late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi who was assassinated by her two bodyguards at her official residence at the early hours on that fateful day. Accordingly, Mr. Pillay along with seven others, were. Immediately placed under suspension. Now the government has formally decided to dismiss him. A decision with regards to others is likely to be taken soon.
It is understood that the Union Home Ministry is in the process of finalizing the proceedings to take action against the erring officials.
With regard to one official belonging to U.P. Cadre his case will be sent to U.P. Government for concurrence.
The papers concerning Mr.Pillay’s dismissal would also be sent to the state, to which he belongs for concurrence.
It is understood that Mr. Pillay will be the first IPS officer to be dismissed from service since independence for the negligence of his duty to protect the life of a political leaders.
Article extracted from this publication >> February 12, 1988