Election Commission suspends Telangana DGP Anjani Kumar

Sources believe the orders were given after he met Congress leader Revanth Reddy at his residence while the counting is still underway.

Hyderabad: The Election Commission has ordered the suspension of director general of police (DGP) Anjani Kumar for alleged violation of the model code of conduct.

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Sources believe the orders were given after Kumar along with state police nodal officer Sanjay Jain and Mahesh Bhagwat met Reddy met Congress leader Revanth Reddy at his residence and presented him with a flower bouquet while the counting was still underway in the 2023 Telangana assembly elections.

The EC has sought an explanation from the senior police officer who along with two other IPS officers met the Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee chief.

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The Director General of Police Telangana along with Sanjay Jain, State Police Nodal Officer, Telangana and Mahesh Bhagwat, Nodal (Expenditure) had met Anumula Revanth Reddy, a contesting candidate in the ongoing General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Telangana, in Hyderabad with flower bouquet at the residence of the said contesting candidate.

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