Saturday, November 10, 2012

‘Fearless’ CBI officer Pulsania no more

Pioneer News Service / New Delhi

Nov 9, 2012

The Supreme Court on Thursday mourned the death of CBI DIG Suresh Kumar Palsania, the ace investigator in the 2G spectrum scam. Palsania, 44, was laid to rest at his native village at Jaswantpura in Jaipur this afternoon.

The bench of Justices GS Singhvi and KS Radhakrishnan reminisced the young, dynamic and fearless officer’s contribution, responsible for netting big fishes like former Telecom Minister A Raja and DMK MP Kanimozhi. “Just yesterday we mentioned his name. It is so sad he was only 44. What else we can do than to console ourselves to what God demands?” said the bench.

A 1996-batch Odisha cadre IPS officer, Palsania battled leukemia till he breathed his last at a private hospital in South Delhi , 20 days after the disease was detected. He is survived by his wife and a 11-year-old son. “We are all shocked and devastated by his sudden demise. He was one of the most outstanding officers of CBI. His ability, competence and complete understanding of the subject were absolutely brilliant. His is a great loss not only to CBI but the whole IPS community,” said CBI Director AP Singh.

Recipient of this year’s Police Medal for meritorious service, Palsania served in Policy Division and Anti-Corruption Branch where he handled major corruption cases like 2G and CWG scam. Palsania had walked out of a meeting with a senior government law officer who wanted to discuss the strategy on 2G case with him along with Raja’s lawyer.