Former IPS Officer Terms Andhra Govt’s Decision to Suspend Him ‘Highly Illegal’, Moves Tribunal

Amaravati (AP): Director General of Police-rank IPS officer A B Venkateswara Rao, who used to be positioned underneath suspension by means of the Andhra Pradesh govt, on Thursday filed a petition within the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) difficult his suspension from carrier, terming it “extremely unlawful.”

He sought quashing of the suspension order forthwith. The Andhra Pradesh govt past due on Saturday evening positioned Rao underneath suspension for allegedly “endangering” nationwide safety via his “acts of treason” when he used to be state Intelligence leader all through the former govt.

Rao, who belongs to the 1989 batch, used to be got rid of as Anti-Corruption Bureau DG instantly after the Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy govt assumed place of business on May 30 ultimate yr.

Ever since, he has no longer been given a posting. In his petition, Rao alleged that his suspension used to be “extremely unlawful, arbitrary, in line with malafide, bias and malice and in violation of All India Services (Discipline and Appeal) Rules, 1969.”

He additionally contended that it used to be a gross violation of Articles 14 and 16 of the Constitution of India and rules of herbal justice.

Rao stated he had an unblemished carrier of over 30 years all through which he used to be awarded the celebrated Indian Police Medal for meritorious carrier and President’s Police Medal for outstanding products and services.

He used to be additionally a recipient of the Ati Utkrisht Seva Padak and UN Medal for Peacekeeping. On his switch from the ACB DG put up on May 30, 2019, Rao stated he used to be no longer issued posting orders in spite of a number of oral and written representations to the federal government and used to be additionally no longer paid wage and allowances for the previous 8 months.

His ultimate written plea used to be made on January 28, 2020. “As a rebuttal, a Government Order (GO) used to be issued past due at the evening of February eight hanging me underneath suspension, in spite of it being an legitimate vacation.

The order replica used to be served in my opinion most effective at 7.15 am on February 13,” he identified. In the GO No 18, Chief Secretary Nilam Sawhney stated Rao’s suspension used to be in line with a document submitted by means of Director General of Police (Head of Police Force) Gautam Sawang, alleging “severe misconduct” within the means of procurement of safety apparatus.

A leaked ‘confidential’ document on Rao, regarded as the ‘Man Friday’ of earlier Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, stated,”Rao wilfully disclosed intelligence protocols and procedures of police to a overseas defence production company.

This is an immediate risk to nationwide safety as Intelligence protocols are usual right through the Indian Police Force.”

“Based on details exposed by means of investigation, prima facie proof is established at the grave misconduct and irregularities, which have been wilfully dedicated by means of the accused officer ensuing out of mindful and premeditated act of treason in opposition to the state and the country,” the confidential document stated.

The document additionally stated Rao colluded with RT Inflatables Private Limited, an Israeli defence apparatus producer, to illegally award vital intelligence and surveillance contract to his son Chetan Sai Krishna, who used to be CEO of Akasam Advanced Systems Pvt. Ltd. (number one bidder on behalf of RT Inflatables Pvt. Ltd).

“This proves an immediate co-relation between the accused officer and a overseas defence production company, thus organising an immediate breach of moral code of habits and Rule (3) (a) of All India Service (Conduct) Rules, 1968,” the document added.

Rao stated there used to be no fact within the document and he used to be no longer mentally perturbed over it. His son Chetan Sai Krishna, too, rubbished the allegations and stated he by no means did any trade with both the Andhra Pradesh govt or every other govt.

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