ANIL PATANI, an Asian police officer in the Nottinghamshire force, was rejected for the post of superintendent after tests told his superiors he was not up to scratch. He complained, and the force, not wanting to be accused of "racism", upheld his complaint. He was put on the fast track for promotion, being promised "priority" treatment over other applicants. In due course he achieved his ambition and was made superintendent.
But now he is complaining again - and, believe it or not, the complaint is that he has been a victim of - "racism."
How so? According to Supt Patani, his rapid rise has antagonised his fellow officers, who claimed it was his race that got him the promotion. This, he says, has lost him respect, and he is suing the force as a result!