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Election Commission orders transfer of Andhra Pradesh DGP KV Rajendranath Reddy ahead of polls: Report

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May 05, 2024 10:26 PM IST

The state government has been directed to submit a panel of three DG-rank eligible IPS officers for the existing post by May 6, 2024, according to sources.

The Election Commission of India has ordered the transfer of Andhra Pradesh DGP KV Rajendranath Reddy with immediate effect, sources said.

In his letter to Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar, the former TDP MP requested the ECI to immediately transfer KV Rajendranath Reddy (PTI)
In his letter to Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar, the former TDP MP requested the ECI to immediately transfer KV Rajendranath Reddy (PTI)

According to the sources, the state government has been directed to submit a panel of three DG-rank eligible IPS officers for the existing post by May 6, 2024.

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Earlier, former Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MP Kanakamedala Ravindra Kumar wrote a letter to the Election Commission, drawing attention to the incident in Vijayawada, where Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy suffered an injury after a stone was hurled at his bus.

In his letter to CEC Rajiv Kumar, the former TDP MP requested the ECI to immediately transfer KV Rajendranath Reddy; PSR Anjaneyulu, DGP Intelligence; and Kanti Rana, Commissioner of Police, Vijayawada, as they've "miserably failed" in their duty and have demanded a CBI investigation to look into the case.

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CM Jagan was left with a deep cut above his left eyebrow, narrowly missing his eyes, after an unidentified person hurled a stone at the chief minister during the 'Memantha Siddham' bus yatra in Vijayawada, said sources.

The party sources further said that the CM was immediately administered first aid on the bus and CM Jagan continued his journey after receiving first aid, they added.

In his letter, Kumar has also condemned the attack. He has asked for an impartial, speedy and thorough investigation to bring the perpetrators to justice. In addition to this, he has also cast serious doubts over the state police's ability to protect the Chief Minister during his 'Memantha Siddham' campaign.

"It is sad that the Police Department has failed miserably to give adequate protection to the CM in Vijaywada City itself, where the top brass of police, the DGP, DG Intelligence, and Commissioner of Police are stationed," the letter added.

He further alleged that the police have lost their professionalism and impartial conduct in the last 5 years of YSRCP's rule.

In his letter, he also mentioned the security lapse that occurred during PM Modi's rally in Chilakaluripet on March 17 and how the police took no action to punish those who were responsible.

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