Published On: Mon, May 25th, 2015

IPS officer Alok Kumar to approach CAT against his suspension

Bengaluru: IPS officer Alok Kumar is likely to approach Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) against his suspension which was made in connection with an alleged lottery scam.

Suspended IPS officer Alok Kumar leaving the CID office after being questioned in Bengaluru on Sunday

Suspended IPS officer Alok Kumar leaving the CID office after being questioned in Bengaluru on Sunday.

Alok Kumar, who was suspended as additional commissioner of police (law and order-west) for links with illegal lottery kingpin Pari Rajan, was interrogated by the CID for over 10 hours on Sunday. The entire session was video-recorded.

The interrogation went on for over 10 hours and he came out of Carlton House only around 8.40pm. He refused to speak to the media and didn’t take calls later.

DGP (CID) Bipin Gopalakrishna clarified in the evening that there would be no arrest of Alok, saying he had been summoned only for questioning.

Alok Kumar, once considered a star IPS officer was grilled on various issues ranging from the officer’s acquaintance to allegations of him interfering with the CID investigation by allegedly trying to protect lottery kingpin Rajan from being arrested.

Nagaraj, Personal Assistant in the DGP’s office, has also been suspended for alleged links with lottery kingpin Rajan, DGP Omprakash said.

Kumar is likely to contest his suspension in Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) on the grounds that he was not served any show cause notice to clarify his stand.

CID sources said that in the coming days a few more serving police officials as well as a retired IPS officer would be summoned for questioning in the case.

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