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Andhra govt moves lunch motion in HC over transfer of IPS officers

ANI | Updated: Mar 27, 2019 12:56 IST

Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh)[India], Mar 27 (ANI): The state government on Wednesday moved a 'Lunch Motion' petition in the Andhra Pradesh high court challenging the transfer of 3 Indian Police Service (IPS) officers.
This comes a day after the Election Commission transferred three IPS officers in Andhra Pradesh after YSRCP leaders accused them of working in favour of ruling Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu-led Telugu Desam Party (TDP).
The EC issued transfer orders for Intelligence Director General (DG) AB Venkateswara Rao, Kadapa Superintendent of Police (SP) Rahul Dev Sharma and Srikakulam SP Venkata Ratnam.
The EC, in its order, also stated that their immediate subordinates will take charge.
The three officers have been ordered to report to the police headquarters and not take-up any election-related duty.
The election to 175-member Andhra Pradesh Assembly is scheduled to be held on April 11 simultaneously with the Lok Sabha polls. The counting of votes will take place on May 23. (ANI)