Kerala government had sent a letter to the Central government citing unexplained absence from work and lack of discipline and responsibility of senior IAS officer Raju Narayana Swamy
Kochi: Kerala government may remove Raju Narayana Swamy, senior IAS officer from service. Raju Narayana Swamy said he has not received any official information on the government’s decision to sack him. It is reported that the government had sent a letter to the Central government regarding this issue citing unexplained absence from work and lack of discipline and responsibility of Swamy.
On March 7, he was suspended by the Central government. According to Swamy, the reason for the suspension is that he exposed corruption in the Coconut Development Board’s (CDB) offices in Bengaluru and Kolkata.
While speaking to MyNation, Raju Narayana Swamy said he was appointed on August 8 last year and the CBI asked him to investigate into the corruption in the country. Swamy said that he soon reported on the corruption in the CDR offices in Bengaluru and Kolkata. He said he had detected multiple corruption cases involving misappropriation of funds.
Based on Swamy's report, the CBI filed an FIR and suspended few officers. Days later, Swamy said that Union minister Sadananda Gowda called him and requested him to remove Hemachandra's name from the list of corrupt officials. "As I refused to hear him, I was suspended," he said.
Swamy filed a case in the Kerala high court claiming that within two years of work, no one can suspend an officer, but he was suspended even before completing one year.
The officer also added, "Now, the state government is trying to punish me for my honesty just like how the Central government did earlier."
Meanwhile, Sadananda Gowda refused to comment on the issue. However, sources close to the minister said that Swamy was removed from the post by the Kerala government and the Centre has nothing to do with this. Those from Gowda's office also added that the state government had conduct an inquiry, following which Swamy has been removed from the post.
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Last Updated Jun 22, 2019, 4:39 PM IST