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DG rank IPS officer demoted to IG in Tripura

Press Trust of India  |  Agartala 

The government has demoted a senior IPS officer, who was allegedly given "illegal ad hoc" promotion despite the CBI filing a criminal case against him for "possessing" disproportionate assets, from the rank of the DGP to the IGP.

In an order, issued last week, the government said K Nagaraj, a 1983 batch officer, had been promoted to the rank of of Police despite the fact that criminal and disciplinary proceedings were pending against him.

Therefore, in the public interest, the is pleased to cancel the ad hoc promotions granted to Nagaraj and revert him to the post of of Police, an order issued by in the Santosh Das said.

The order came in the wake of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, the cadre controlling authority of the IPS, had made serious objections to such "illegal ad hoc" promotions granted to Nagaraj and directed the to take corrective measures and to revert the to the post of of Police.

"After careful review and considering all facts on records related to his promotion, the government of Tripura has come to the conclusion that the promotion given to K Nagaraj, IPS, was in complete violation of IPS promotion guidelines and extant rules," the order said.

Nagaraj was suspended in 2005 when he was serving as the in the CRPF, after the CBI had filed a criminal case against him for possessing disproportionate assets.

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First Published: Tue, June 12 2018. 15:15 IST