No â€˜Springâ€™ for Cop Basant Rath
New Delhi, August 10: Controversial suspended cop Basant Rath will no longer be in service, as Indiaâ€™s Ministry for Home in a latest order has announced his premature retirement.
On August 10, MHA, India, ordered â€œpremature retirementâ€ of the already suspended IPS officer.
Rathâ€™s suspension was extended for another six months in July.
Rath has been overtly critical of Jammu and Kashmirâ€™s current Director General of Police, Dilbagh Singh, in his series of tweets. The MHA order said that Rath had been found guilty of â€œrepeated instances of gross misconduct and misbehaviourâ€.
“In exercise of the powers conferred under Rule 16(3) of the All India Services (Death-Cum -Retirement Benefits) Rules, 1958, the President in consultation with the UT Division, Ministry of Home Affairs hereby requires Shri Basant Kumar Rath, IPS (AGMUT: 2000), a member of the Indian Police Service borne on the AGMUT cadre, to retire in public interest with immediate effect by giving three monthsâ€™ pay and allowances in lieu of notice,” read the order.