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Kerala ADGP transferred with his consent, says power minister

IPS officer Rishiraj Singh had courted controversy after he allegedly showed "disrespect" to the Home Minister by failing to salute him at a function.

By: PTI | Thiruvananthapuram | Updated: July 14, 2015 1:18 pm
Kerala ADGP, Kerala IPS officer, Rishiraj Singh IPS officer Rishiraj Singh had courted controversy after he allegedly showed “disrespect” to the Home Minister by failing to salute him at a function. (Source: Express Photo)

Setting at rest speculation about the transfer of ADGP Rishiraj Singh who had courted controversy for not saluting Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala, Kerala assembly was today informed that the officer had been transfered after he expressed willingness to go back to police force.

READ: Supercop who upset establishment and wouldn’t salute Kerala minister

Power Minister Aryadan Muhammed today said the ADGP, who was Kerala State Electricity Board’s Chief Vigilance Officer, was transferred to the police department after his consent was sought.

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Singh, who was reportedly unhappy over his recent appointment as ADGP of Armed Forces Battalion, had courted controversy after he allegedly showed “disrespect” to the Home Minister by failing to salute him at a function in Thrissur.

It was widely speculated that the police officer was peeved on being shifted from KSEB.

Muhammed, replying to a question in the Assembly in connection with KSEB and power production in the state, said the IPS officer was informed about his transfer and he had no objection in going back to police.

The minister also dismissed allegations by opposition members that Singh, known for his stern actions against corruption, was removed after he had detected a huge power theft by a business group having alleged links with some ruling party members.

Singh himself had recently dismissed the charges saying that he was inducted into the police department with his consent.

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    Anandan
    Jul 14, 2015 at 3:29 pm
    Command a respect not demand See whetted you are worthy of the respect
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      Indiana Jones
      Jul 14, 2015 at 6:28 pm
      That's fine. But govt of India has laid down rules and protocol regulations . By not saluting a minister, he has broken the rules. As long as you are an employee of the government in uniform you have no other option,but to follow that. The easiest thing for this officer is to put in his papers and stand up for any cause he feels strongly about. .
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        Rajesh
        Jul 14, 2015 at 10:00 pm
        Why an Indian need a salute from other Indian. What independence this country got from British rule. How many trade union staff and other government staff salute the minister. This Salute and Sir culture should be banned in India.
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