IPS officer dismissed on charges of `misuse of office`

A senior IPS officer of AP cadre, Sreeram Tiwari, has been dismissed from service on grounds of alleged "misuse of office".

Last Updated: Sep 21, 2010, 21:35 PM IST

Hyderabad: A senior IPS officer of Andhra
Pradesh cadre, Sreeram Tiwari, has been dismissed from service
on grounds of alleged "misuse of office".

"I am preparing to file the petition before the Central
Administrative Tribunal (CAT). The UPSC`s move is a gross
injustice done to me. The action was initiated against me
without any merit in the case," Tiwari told PTI.

Tiwari, who is a 1982 batch IPS officer of Andhra
Pradesh cadre, was IGP (Organisation) in the state DGP office
here.

The UPSC had recommended removal of Tiwari following an
inquiry conducted by the Border Security Force (BSF) officials
against him.

The allegations against Tiwari were of `misuse of office`
and indulging in `certain acts` which brought disrepute to the
service, when he was serving on deputation as the Inspector
General, BSF in North Bengal Frontier and based in Siliguri in
2006.

After the allegations surfaced, Tiwari was suspended
from BSF in November same year.

After the inquiry, UPSC recommended to the Ministry of
Home Affairs (MHA) "sacking" of Tiwari. The Andhra Pradesh
government was informed about his dismissal from service a few
days ago.

Following this, Tiwari decided to move the CAT in New
Delhi challenging the order.

Tiwari, earlier served as Superintendent of Police of
Krishna, Chittoor and Khammam districts in the state and held
the key post of DIG, Special Intelligence Bureau here.

Tiwari`s name also figured in the controversy pertaining
to the Gallantry medals.

Tiwari and two other IPS officers were issued charge
memos by the state government for allegedly faking their role
in an encounter in Karimnagar district in which three Naxals
were killed in 1999.

It was alleged that the three IPS officers were not
present at the time of the encounter, still they received the
medals.

PTI