Election Commission cancelled the suspension of former DGP of Telangana, action was taken after meeting CM Reddy during counting of votes

Telangana suspension of former DGP: Telangana DGP Anjani Kumar Chief Minister A. during the counting of votes. Was suspended for meeting Revanth Reddy. Anjani Kumar was suspended for alleged violation of the model code of conduct. DGP Anjani Kumar met the CM when the counting of votes for the state assembly elections was going on.

Dec 12, 2023 - 15:20
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Election Commission cancelled the suspension of former DGP of Telangana, action was taken after meeting CM Reddy during counting of votes

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has cancelled the suspension of former Telangana Director General of Police (DGP) Anjani Kumar. Telangana DGP Anjani Kumar Chief Minister A. during the counting of votes. Was suspended for meeting Revanth Reddy. Anjani Kumar was suspended for alleged violation of the model code of conduct. DGP Anjani Kumar met the CM when the counting of votes for the state assembly elections was going on.

Following the suspension of Anjani Kumar, Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Director General Ravi Gupta was appointed DGP. The High Commission lifted the suspension after Anjani Kumar submitted an explanation, stating that he had not knowingly violated the MCC.

The IPC officer told the election panel that he had gone to Revanth Reddy's house at his request. He reportedly assured the commission that the mistake would not be repeated in future. The ECI had on December 3 directed the Chief Secretary to suspend Anjani Kumar and hand over the charge of DGP to the next senior most eligible officer.

It is not yet clear whether Anjani Kumar will be reinstated as DGP or Ravi Gupta will continue in the post. The decision will be taken by the Revanth Reddy-led Congress government, which took power only last week.

The government may make a major reshuffle in the bureaucracy in the next few days. Anjani Kumar took over as DGP last year. He is a 1990 batch officer of the Indian Police Service (IPS). During his service, he held many prominent positions. He was also the Police Commissioner of Hyderabad from 2018 to 2021.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer