AB Venkateswara Rao seeks CBI investigation into counterfeit case

High-ranking IPS officer AB Venkateswara Rao has called on the state government to take steps to investigate the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into alleged forgery and manipulation of files by the Director General of the Police (DGP).

In a nine-page letter to Secretary General Aditya Nath Das on Saturday, Mr. Rao requested that the matter be entrusted to the CBI for thorough investigation.

“High-ranking officials in important positions are allegedly involved in the case. Now the government should examine whether their continued existence in the same posts could constitute an obstacle to a fair and timely investigation, ”said Venkateswara Rao.

The IPS officer also alleged that after an investigation by the investigative commission, forged documents had been created. The investigation report submitted by the DSP, the CID, on February 6, 2020 concluded that he had committed a violation of rule 4 (3) (a) of the All India Services (Conduct) Rules of 1968 under suspension based on this allegation alone posed.

‘Suspension warrant illegal’

Mr. Rao alleged that the DSP, CID, ADG, CID, DGP, IAS Officer Praveen Prakash and the then Secretary General failed to observe that Rule 4 (3) (a) did not apply in this case.

“Because of the failure to use the Spirit, the government issued an illegal and arbitrary order that suspended me. Therefore, I call for action to be taken against Mr Praveen Prakash and Ms. Neelam Sawhney for making illegal and arbitrary orders that mislead the disciplinary authority and the government, ”said the IPS senior official.

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