Telangana High Court suspends judge who lodged FIR against CEC Rajeev Kumar
Hyderabad, Aug 23 (PTI) The Telangana High Court has suspended a city court judge who “directed” the police to register an FIR against Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Rajeev Kumar and others. Official sources gave this information on Wednesday.
He told that after a complaint was made to the High Court by the Election Commission official, the Administrative Unit of the court appointed Judge K.K. Action taken against Jaya Kumar.
“It (judge’s suspension) is an administrative decision,” the sources said without disclosing the reasons for the suspension.
On August 11, police registered an FIR against Goud, CEC Kumar and other officials after a sessions court referred the matter to Telangana Excise Minister V. Srinivasa Goud for alleged ‘tampering’ in the affidavit filed in the 2018 assembly elections.
The court referred the matter to the police on a private complaint by a resident of Mahbubnagar. He had alleged that Goud, MLA from Mahbubnagar, had ‘fabricated’ the affidavits submitted while contesting the elections to hide facts.
The complainant named Goud as an accused while Chief Election Commissioner Rajeev Kumar and other officials were named as co-accused. He alleged that the officials, in connivance with the minister, closed the case without an action-taking affidavit.
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