Greater than a month after being reinstated because the Andhra Pradesh State Election Commissioner (SEC), following a protracted felony fight with the YS Jagan Mohan Reddy govt, retired IAS officer Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar on Friday moved the prime court docket once more in the hunt for a probe by way of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) towards the state Crime Investigation Division (CID).
In a petition, the SEC delivered to the awareness of the court docket that the Director-Basic of Police and the CID government had filed a false and frivolous case towards him on April 21 on the behest of the ruling YSR Congress birthday party.
He asked that the prime court docket directs the Central govt to reserve an inquiry via any Central company, ideally the CBI, into the case filed towards the SEC by way of the CID.
Ramesh Kumar additionally sought after the court docket to prevent the state govt, the DGP and the CID government from interfering with the functioning of the election fee, thereby stifling its autonomy assured underneath Article 243 Okay of the Charter of India, as being unlawful, obviously arbitrary and in contravention of the spirit of Article 243Okay of the Charter.
He additionally requested the court docket to quash the FIR registered towards the SEC and grant a keep at the CID inquiry, pending disposal of the petition. The entire subject material seized by way of the CID from the place of work of the SEC be returned forthwith, Ramesh Kumar stated.
The petition is prone to arise for listening to on September 7.
It can be discussed that the CID, in accordance with a grievance lodged by way of YSRC normal secretary V Vijay Sai Reddy, registered a case on April 21. The CID charged Ramesh Kumar with forcing his team of workers on the SEC to smash sure information within the place of work laptop bearing on his grievance to the Union house secretary in the hunt for coverage by way of the central company.
Ramesh Kumar wrote to the Union ministry mentioning that he wanted safety shape central forces as he was once going through danger to his lifestyles from the YSRC leaders. He identified that none rather than leader minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy himself made wild allegations towards him and his cupboard colleagues had used abusive and dangerous language towards the SEC.
As a part of the investigation, the CID seized the central processing unit (CPU), scanner and pc of the SEC, postal check in and cell phone of one of the vital workers Okay Samba Murthy, who allegedly erased all of the information within the machine. Ramesh Kumar expressed the apprehension that the seizure was once aimed toward tampering with the election procedure that was once underway.
Therefore, the Jagan govt got rid of Ramesh Kumar from the SEC put up via an ordinance however the latter moved the prime court docket difficult the similar. After a protracted fight within the prime court docket and later within the Very best Courtroom, the Jagan govt reinstated him because the SEC on July 30.