Shah punch to Jagan: Stephen deputation rejected

Shah punch to Jagan: Stephen deputation rejected

In a blow to the YSR Congress party, the centre has rejected the deputation of IPS officer Stephen Ravindra from Telangana to Andhra. Right after YSRCP's victory in elections, Jagan wanted Stephen Ravindra as intelligence wing chief. Based on Jagan's requirement, Telangana CM KCR's sent the IPS officer and said a no objection on behalf of state government to the union ministry of home affairs.

But the centre has declined the deputation and cited no reason. With no other option, Stephen Ravindra is back to Telangana cadre. Also he has resumed his work as IGP West Zone.

For close to three months, Stephen Ravindra was on leave and is said to be supervising the security of AP CM YS Jagan despite not getting any official orders. He could have extended his leave but Stephen Ravindra chose the otherwise and returned to Telangana state.

This is a huge setback for AP CM YS Jagan. In fact when Jagan met Union Home minister Amit Shah recently, he brought up deputation of IAS and IPS officers issue to the latter's notice. Nothing seems to have moved Amit Shah and the home ministry declined Jagan's request.

For the time being, ACB Director General Kumar Vishwajeet is looking after the AP Intelligence wing.