He was transferred to Chittoor in 2017 from Shillong following his report on “a suspected fake encounter during a joint counter insurgency operation of security forces” in which two alleged insurgents were killed in Assam.

Rajnish Rai is at present posted as IG, CRPF, Chittoor.

Rajnish Rai, a Gujarat cadre 1992-batch IPS officer who had probed the 2005 Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case, has quit the job with a note saying that “he be treated as retired”. He has also filed an application before the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) in Ahmedabad, challenging the central government’s decision to rejection his request for voluntary retirement.

Acting on his application, the CAT issued notices to the central as well as Gujarat governments on December 10, seeking their responses by January 1, 2019.

Rai, who is officially at present IG, Counter Insurgency and Anti-Terrorism School, CRPF in Chittoor, had moved the tribunal after he got an email asking him “to immediately join duties in view of the fact that his application for retirement had not been accepted by the Competent Authority of Ministry of Home Affairs.”

He was transferred to Chittoor in 2017 from Shillong following his report on “a suspected fake encounter during a joint counter insurgency operation of security forces” in which two alleged insurgents were killed in Assam. Before being posted to Shillong, Rai as a vigilance officer at Uranium Corporation of India Limited in Jharkhand had also prepared a report highlighting alleged corruption in the corporation and recommended criminal cases against several senior officers. He was chargesheeted by the government for the report on the ground that he had acted “without due approval from the competent authority.”

Courtesy: The Indian Express

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