This afternoon it was seen how misreporting becomes a hasty tool against an honest government official. A known news channel, Mathrubhumi, posted a video of Prashant Nair, IAS, Collector of Kozhikode district using his official vehicle for personal use.
They described the car as a ‘luxury’ vehicle and accused the officer of dropping his children to school in it. Known for his progressive ways, Prashant Nair, IAS had posted a status on his Facebook Page regarding the same.
He clarified his stand by calling the reporting a case of ‘spit and run’. This collector who enjoys popular status among youngsters in the district, got a rush of replies from his ‘bros’. He also went to on to clarify that this official vehicle he uses for various duties and raid visits is a much more economical model than the luxurious vehicles used by certain other government officials.