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TDP urges AP CS to shift CID ADG to a non-focal post

Vijayawada: Telugu Desam Party Politburo Member Varla Ramaiah on Monday appealed to Andhra Pradesh Chief Secretary Adityanath Das to complete the inquiry into the alleged unconstitutional statements made by state CID Additional Director General P V Sunil Kumar as early as possible.

Mr. Ramaiah, in a letter to Chief Secretary, said that there was a need to carry out an impartial and transparent probe into the unlawful statements made by Mr.Sunil Kumar as per the orders of the Union Home Ministry.

He said in the letter that it would be pertinent to keep the senior IPS officer and civil servant in Andhra Pradesh in a non-focal post. Since the said officer was presently posted in a key position, it would allow him to influence the inquiry, he afraid.

The TDP leader alleged that the statements made by the above said officer was not befitting of a civil servant of that stature, he said, adding that additionally, the statements made by the said officer would attract Sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for causing hatred between two groups.

Mr Sunil Kumar had violated Rules 3(2B)(i),(ii),(vi) & (x), 5, 7 and 13(2) of the All India Service (Conduct) Rules, 1968, in making unconstitutional statements, Mr Ramaiah remarked.

He told the Chief Secretary that he had already written to state Director General of Police (DGP), and to AP Governor to inquire and initiate action against Mr. Sunil Kumar for making statements in violation of the constitution.

Upon lack of response from them, then he complained the matter to the Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India and the Secretary, Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), Government of India for taking action, Mr.Ramaiah said.

The TDP politburo member said that in this backdrop, it is crucial to conduct the inquiry against Mr. Sunil Kumar, IPS, in a discreet and impartial manner.

In order to ensure proper inquiry, it is essential to send the above mentioned officer on leave or keep him in a non-focal post. Only an impartial, discrete and immediate conduct of inquiry would help in establishing the facts and to uphold the supremacy of the Constitution, he said in the letter.

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