Tweet to Tablighi members: I'll respond to notification according to rules, says IAS officer

BENGALURU: A day after the government issued a just cause notice about its tweet about members cured with coronaviruses donating plasma for the treatment of other patients, the IAS official said Saturday that it will respond to the notice according to the rules.

Yes, I received the notice and will respond shortly according to the rules, the IAS officer told PTI.

Claiming that he had only shared one story from a private news channel, Mohsin said he has no idea why there is so much outrage over the tweet.

You can't please everyone all the time, the officer said in response to a question about whether he saw any conspiracy behind the line.

The officer appeared in the news last year after the Electoral Commission suspended him for trying to inspect Prime Minister Narendra Modi's helicopter during his visit to Odisha in April. He was deployed as an electoral observer.

More than 300 Tablighi heroes are donating their plasma to serve the country in New Delhi alone. What about #Godi Media? They will not show the works of humanity performed by these heroes, Mohsin said in a tweet on April 27.

Mohsin, a 1996 IAS officer of the Karnataka group from Bihar, is currently serving as secretary in the Back.

The state government said the cause notice of the show was issued to the officer regarding his tweet.

The government has taken into account the adverse coverage that this tweet has in the media, given the serious nature of Covid-19 and the sensitivities involved, said the notice, which PTI agreed to.

The government has requested a written explanation from the officer within five days for violating India's All Services Rules (Conduct), 1968.

The Tablighi Jamaat, an Islamic missionary group, was the center of attention earlier this year after thousands of its members who attended a congregation in South Delhi in March tested positive.

After attending the event, members of the group traveled to various parts of the country, and many of them carried the virus.