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Chg cadre IPS officer given compulsory retirement

Raipur (Chhattisgarh): A senior IPS officer of Chhattisgarh cadre has been given compulsory retirement in “public interest” as ordered by Union Home Ministry.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh
Home Minister Rajnath Singh

State Home department issued directive in this regard today complying with the order of Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) dated January 5, giving Rajkumar Dewangan compulsory retirement in public interest with immediate effect, an official here said today.

“In exercise the power conferred by sub-rule 3 of Rule 16 of All India Service (Death-Cum Retirement Benefits) Rules-1958, the President in consultation with the state government of Chhattisgarh hereby requires Rajkumar Dewangan, (CH:1992), a member of IPS, borne on the cadre of Chhattisgarh, who has completed 15 years of qualifying service, to retire from service in public interest with immediate effect by giving three months matters pay and announces in lieu of notice,”he said quoting the MHA order.

According to sources, Dewangana, an Inspector General of Police (IGP) rank officer was facing a departmental inquiry in connection with a 1998 case of loot that took place during his tenure as superintendent of police in Janjgir-Champa district of the state.

The DE was still continuing when the Centre decided to retirement him compulsorily.

PTI

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