IPS officer dismissed on charges of '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.

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