Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung Friday appointed Alok Kumar, a 2000-batch IPS officer, as additional commissioner of the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB). He will replace senior ACB officer S S Yadav, according to the appointment order issued by Jung.
Yadav’s transfer is being seen as a setback for the AAP government, which has repeatedly asked for control of the ACB. The AAP government has been at loggerheads with the Centre after M K Meena was appointed the chief of ACB. The government had accused the Centre of trying to ‘hijack’ the anti-corruption agency.
While Meena was the in-charge of ACB, the AAP government had issued an order to route every file pertaining to the agency through Yadav.
Meena, who was transferred to Andaman and Nicobar Islands in February, will stay on in Delhi, said government officials.
In a meeting of the Joint Cadre Authority, Meena was asked to stay in the capital as he was Additional Director General of Police-level officer. “Since there is already an ADGP posted in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Meena cannot be posted there,” stated an official order.
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