Kerala government on Wednesday served show cause notice to ADGP Rishi Raj Singh for his failure to salute Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala during a police function earlier this month. In the notice issued by the home department, Singh was asked to furnish an explanation for his conduct.
Singh had kicked up a row after he did not bother to salute the home minister when he arrived on the dais of police function in Thrissur.
While other IPS officers on the dais saluted the minister, Singh remained on his seat. Later, when the issue snowballed into a controversy, Singh justified his conduct saying that he was only a guest, who was supposed to stand up only when the national anthem was sung.
Although Chennithala publicly played down the issue, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy had stated that the IPS officer would face appropriate action.