Chhattisgarh's doctor-turned-IAS officer Jagdish Sonkar, whose picture with a leg on a hospital bed and talking to a patient during an inspection went viral, has tendered an apology on Facebook. In his post Sonkar said the act was not intentional and he was sorry if anyone was hurt by it. "This post is to tender an open unconditional apology in response to the picture of mine that is being circulated on social media and newspapers. No amount of words can justify the said act, although it was unintentional and was thoroughly avoidable. I understand the harm the act has inflicted on the image of the civil service fraternity. I apologise to each one of them." Sonkar added that he is thankful to people who stood by him during this time of tough scrutiny.