The Telangana Excessive Court docket has positioned beneath suspension a particular periods decide in reference to a “course” given by him to police for registering an FIR in opposition to Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar and several other others, saying the decide acted in “undue haste”.
Official sources in Hyderabad and folks conscious of the event in Delhi mentioned the suspension was initiated on the executive facet in opposition to Ok Jaya Kumar, the decide of particular periods court docket for trial of MPs/MLAs, after a grievance was lodged with the excessive court docket by a senior official of the Election Fee.
Based mostly on a personal grievance filed beneath Part 200 of the CrPC by Raghavendra Raju, the judicial officer “acted in undue haste” with out conducting any preliminary enquiry and with out recording the assertion of the complainant, the excessive court docket mentioned.
Thus, there was a critical lapse within the process adopted by the officer whereas discharging his duties, the sources mentioned citing the order issued by the excessive court docket on the executive facet.
The FIR was registered on August 11 in opposition to Telangana Excise Minister V Srinivas Goud, CEC Kumar and a bunch of different officers after being referred by the periods court docket for allegedly “tampering” Goud’s 2018 state meeting election affidavit.
The matter was referred to police by the periods court docket on a personal grievance which alleged that Goud, MLA from Mahabubnagar, had “tampered” with the election affidavit by suppressing info.
Whereas Goud was named as the primary accused, CEC Kumar and several other different officers had been made co-accused, who the complainant alleged had colluded with the minister and closed the election affidavit with out taking any additional motion.
The judicial officer was positioned beneath suspension by the excessive court docket in train of the Telangana Civil Providers Guidelines, 1991 “in bigger public curiosity”, the sources mentioned citing the order.
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