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ECI suspends Telangana DGP for violation of code of conduct

By IndianMandarins- 03 Dec 2023


New Delhi (03.12.2023): Meeting the Congress state president Anumula Revanth Reddy has proved to be dear to Telangana DGP Anjani Kumar (IPS: 1990: TG) as Election Commission of India has suspended him for violation of the Model Code of conduct and relevant conduct rules during the Telangana Assembly election 2023.
Anjani Kumar along with Sanjay Jain, state police nodal officer, Telangana, and Mahesh Bhagwat, nodal (expenditure), had met Anumula Revanth Reddy, who lost his election to the BJP candidate Katipally Venkata Ramana, with flower bouquet at the residence of the state Congress president. Revanth was the contesting candidate of the Congress in the ongoing assembly election.
The DGP opting to meet star campaigner of one political party out of 16 political parties in the fray was a clear indication of mala fide intention of seeking favour. The Congress ousted the Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) from power in Telangana, assembly poll results are out now.
The DGP is the head of the force of the state police sand is expected to lead the entire police services of the state by setting an example through his personal impartial conduct.
Meanwhile, EC has also sought an explanation from other two officials, Sanjay Kumar Jain and Mahesh M Bhagwat, about the circumstances under which they have met with Revanth Reddy. The next senior most eligible Police Officer of the State is likely to be immediately given charge of Director General of Police Telangana.

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