Bokaro: Irrespective of the snowballing controversy over touching the feet of the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) leader Sibu Soren, the Bokaro Deputy Commissioner (DC) Praveen Kumar Toppo insists he is "not guilty!".
While the secretary of the State IAS Officers' Association
, RS Sharma, terms it as " an absolutely inappropriate behavior not behooving a civil servant," the Bokaro
DC firmly defends that his
act was simply out of respect for Soren and had nothing to do with the status or standing.
DC Toppo said " I have met Sibu Soren many times earlier.Each time I have touched his
feet as a mark of respect."An undeterred Toppo adds, " I am a tribal from Jharkhand and he
is a towering political person of the state."