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Sacked IPS officer says he will contest LS polls

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

Former IPS Pankaj Kumar Chaudhary, dismissed recently by the state government, Thursday said he would contest the ongoing elections.

"I will contest election from one of the seats in western I am not going before the people with any big promise or equation but would work with a feeling to keep the nation first. I will work for the women empowerment in western Rajasthan, told reporters at a press conference here.

He also said he has moved the challenging the state government's order dismissing him. The has issued notices to the state and the Centre in the matter.

The controversial Rajasthan-cadre was dismissed on March 6 for allegedly having an extramarital relationship, which, as per his dismissal order, violated rule 3 (1) of the All India Services (Conduct) Rules, 1968.

Forty four-year old Chaudhary, who hails from Varanasi, has been the of police of Jaisalmer between Feb and July 2013 and Bundi between January and September 2014 and had courted controversies during his tenures in both the districts.

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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 18:15 IST