Lok Sabha Elections 2019

Suspension of IAS officer who checked PM Narendra Modi’s chopper put on hold by tribunal

New Delhi: The suspension of an Indian Administrative Services (IAS) officer who checked Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s helicopter in Odisha’s Sambalpur has been stayed by the Central Administrative Tribunal.

Mohammed Mohsin, a General Observer under the Odisha poll panel who was suspended for checking Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s chopper in Sambalpur was sent back to Karnataka, the Election Commission (EC) had said on Monday.

The EC in its had order dated April 20 directed the 1996 batch IAS officer of Karnataka cadre be posted at the office of the Chief Electoral Officer, Karnataka, with immediate effect. The EC had on Wednesday suspended Mohsin for allegedly checking Modi’s helicopter in Sambalpur, where the Prime Minister addressed an election rally.

The commission had said that Mohsin acted contrary to its instructions concerning the SPG (Special Protection Group) protectees.

Officer suspended for checking PM’s chopper transferred

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