Uttar Pradesh IPS officer Jasvir Singh, who had slapped the National Security Act (NSA) on Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in 2002, was suspended for his ''controversial remarks'' at an interview to a website a few days back.
According to sources, Singh, who was currently additional director general of police (rules and manuals), was suspended on charges of indiscipline and violation of service manuals.
Singh, during the interview, reportedly said that he could never ''compromise'' with his principles.
The IPS officer had also said that the politicians demanded loyalty from the officials, which was ''unconstitutional''.
Sources said that the state government had sought an explanation from the officer after the interview but he proceeded on leave without obtaining prior permission.
Singh, who was considered to be an upright officer, had, as the then police chief of Maharajganj district, about 300 kilometre from here, slapped the NSA against Adityanath in connection with a criminal offense in 2002.
Adityanath, then was an MP from Gorakhpur Lok Sabha seat.
He had also acted against controversial independent legislator Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiya in 1997, when he was the police chief of Pratapgarh district.
According to sources, Singh had been transferred several times during his 26 years of service and was given insignificant postings.
Sources said that the state government had suspended him four days back but the order was not made public. Sources said that the IPS officer had paid the penalty for speaking his mind at the interview.