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IAS Poll Official In Odisha Suspended For Checking PM Modi's Chopper


18 April 2019

OMMCOM NEWS


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Bhubaneswar: The Election Commission on Wednesday suspended a General Observer for allegedly checking Prime Minister Narendra Modi's helicopter in Odisha's Sambalpur on Tuesday.

Mohammed Mohsin was suspended with immediate effect for acting contrary to the instructions of the Commission concerning SPG protectees and will be posted at Sambalpur till further orders, a poll panel letter dated April 16 said.

A Karnataka cadre officer of the Indian Administrative Service, Mohsin was deputed as a General Observer and working under the supervision of the poll panel in Odisha.

"... the Commission has considered the material available before it and prima facie finds it dereliction of duty," said the letter.

The Prime Minister had visited Odisha on Tuesday and addressed two rallies in Sambalpur and Bhubaneswar.

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik's helicopter was also checked by the personnel of the EC flying squad in Rourkela on Tuesday and the video of Patnaik cooperating with the officials had gone viral on social media.

(IANS) 

 

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Surendra Kumar, Chief Electoral Officer, Odisha