Jagan has the Last Laugh - ABV Suspension

A B Venkateshwara Rao, a senior IPS officer and former intelligence chief of andhra pradesh during the previous telugu desam party administration, may have to retire without having worked a single day in the last five years.
ABV, who would retire from his service on May 31 after reaching the age of superannuation, made a desperate attempt to return to his service, if only at the tail end of his career, by filing a petition with the Central Administrative Tribunal appealing his suspension by the Y S jagan Mohan reddy administration.

Exactly three weeks before his retirement, the CAT issued an order in his favor, overturning his suspension and ordering the state government to reinstate him in service, as well as reinstating his full pay and benefits.
However, jagan did not want ABV working for his administration. So his government filed a high court challenge to the CAT ruling. The high court approved the petition for a hearing in a few days.
If the high court refuses to immediately suspend the CAT orders, ABV may be forced to resume operations. However, if the hearing continues, he may be forced to retire instead of returning to duty.

ABV's suspension arose from claims of anomalies in the purchasing of surveillance equipment, which led to the andhra pradesh ACB filing a complaint against him.
Despite earlier legal issues, including a finding against him in the CAT, the telangana high court recently overturned the CAT's order, causing the ap government to file a supreme court petition.
After a two-year legal battle, the supreme court denied the government's plea, claiming that a member of services (MoS) cannot be suspended for more than two years.

As a result, ABV's suspension was reversed and he was restored by the administration. However, his restoration was short-lived, as he was suspended again on similar reasons, citing ongoing criminal actions against him.
ABV contested the ensuing suspension before the CAT. Senior lawyers argued on his behalf that the state government's decision to suspend him again for the same grounds, despite the supreme court's directions, was unlawful, arbitrary, and violated ABV's basic rights.


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