The Election Commission on Sunday decided to appoint Ajit Kumar Mohanty as the new Director General of Police (DGP) of Andhra Pradesh.
It may be recalled the EC had removed the previous DGP SSP Yadav for violating the model code of conduct by praising the state government. Also, Yadav left the headquarters to visit Singapore without informing the EC.
Known for his honesty and steadfastness, Mohanty was sidelined by the Congress government following the pressure from a lobby within the IPS officers, headed by Yadav and intelligence Additional DGP, intelligence Aravinda Rao.
Mohanty, while working as the Director General of Anti-Corruption Bureau, had sent shivers through the spines of corrupt government officials. Then he was appointed as the Hyderabad City Police Commissioner. However, the Congress government shifted him following the pressure from MIM, as Mohanty was acting according to the law without heeding to the blackmail of the MIM leaders.
He was then posted as the Additional Director General of Police, Law and Order, but many IPS officers pressurized the government to transfer Mohanty following which he was posted as the chief of Octopus, the newly created anti-terror wing.
Unfortunately, intelligence chief Aravinda Rao and DGP Yadav lobbied against him and sidelined him by getting him posted to the Road Safety Authority, which has no set up to do anything.
But, efficiency and honesty finally won with the EC appointing him as the new DGP despite opposition from the MIM.
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