ECI Recommends Action Against Odisha IPS Officer for Health Misrepresentation

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has advised taking action against Odisha IPS officer Ashish Kumar Singh for allegedly misrepresenting his health status. Meanwhile, the suspension order of another senior officer, D.S. Kutey, has been revoked. Singh had been on leave since May 4, but a Special Medical Board from AIIMS Bhubaneswar found him fit.


PTI | Bhubaneswar | Updated: 08-06-2024 17:13 IST | Created: 08-06-2024 17:13 IST
ECI Recommends Action Against Odisha IPS Officer for Health Misrepresentation
Ashish Kumar Singh
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The Election Commission of India (ECI) has recommended action against Odisha's IPS officer Ashish Kumar Singh for allegedly misrepresenting his health condition. Meanwhile, the suspension order on senior police officer D.S. Kutey has been revoked. The ECI has directed that appropriate steps be taken based on a report from AIIMS Bhubaneswar declaring Singh fit, despite him being on leave since May 4.

The suspension against Kutey was initially imposed on May 28 for interfering in the election process. While Singh has been asked to report to the chief secretary for further posting as deemed fit, departmental action can only proceed with ECI's concurrence.

The Lok Sabha and assembly elections were conducted in Odisha in multiple phases, spanning from May 13 to June 1.

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