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Thakur pays price for drama in Kodi Kathi case!

Thakur pays price for drama in Kodi Kathi case!

Senior IPS officer and Andhra Pradesh Director General of Police R P Thakur, who got into headlines for his over-action in coming to conclusions in the attempt on the life of YSR Congress party president Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, had to pay heavy penalty for the same.

Within hours of taking over as the chief minister of the state, Jagan shunted Thakur from the DGP post and replaced him with Damodar Goutam Sawang, a 1986 batch mate of Thakur.

Sawang was given has been given full additional charge as the new DGP (Head of Police Force) and is eventually expected to take regular charge as the state police chief.

Thakur was shifted to an insignificant post of Commissioner, Printing and Stationery Department. Humiliated at the development, Thakur is understood to have decided to go on leave.

The shunted DGP had been incurring the wrath of the YSR Congress party leaders, who have dubbed him as pro-Telugu Desam Party.

Especially after the attack on the life of Jagan at Visakhapatnam airport on October 25, Thakur jumped the gun even before the investigation started and said it was a small incident.

He sought to project the accused J Srinivasa Rao as a fan of Jagan and a YSRC activist.

Later, too, Thakur had rubbed the YSRC leaders on the wrong shoulders and they have made several appeals to the Election Commission to shift the DGP.

Apart from Thakur, Jagan also got transferred former state intelligence chief and presently Anti-Corruption Bureau DGP A B Venkateswara Rao. He was not given any posting and asked to report to the General Administration Department.


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