Senior IPS officer AB Venkateswara Rao suspended once again
Amaravathi, June 29: The AP government on Tuesday suspended senior IPS officer AB Venkateswara Rao on the charges of trying to influence witnesses related to a criminal case trial against him. Chief Secretary Sameer Sharma issued order in this regard.
The YSRCP government soon after coming to power transferred AB Venkateswara Rao on May 30, 2019, who was working as ACB Director General and didn’t given any posting. Later, he was suspended on February 8, 2020 on the charges of resorting to irregularities in procuring security equipment. He approached High Court and Supreme Court, quoting that his suspension is illegal. Following Supreme Court orders, the State government took him back into service on May 18 this year. After repeated requests, he was appointed as Printing and Stationary Commissioner on June 14.
The CS in his orders stated that Venkateswara Rao has been facing corruption charges and he tried to influence the witnesses of his case of irregularities in security equipment purchase. The CS has ordered Venkateswara Rao not to leave Vijayawada without his permission.