MP govt suspends IPS officer who assaulted wife, seeks explanation
BHOPAL: Senior IPS officer, Purshottam Sharma, has finally been put under suspension for domestic violence.
Sharma was posted as as in-charge of the directorate of public prosecution till now, has been relieved of the charge, after a clip that shows him brutally assaulting his wife, went viral on social media.
There was nationwide condemnation. There was another video where his wife was confronting another woman, accusing her of illicit relations with Sharma. The Home department had served notice to Sharma but his reply was considered unsatisfactory.
The DG rank officer has now been suspended and has been attached to the Police Headquarters. Besides, the Madhya Pradesh State Women’s Commission has taken cognisance of the case and has served a notice to Sharma, asking him to appear before Commission.
Sharma's son, who is an Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer, had earlier urged CM to take action. Purushottam Sharma had, however, told media persons that it was his personal matter and that he was a victim of his wife's harassment. He even said that she lived on his money but went after him.