Bhubaneswar: The Election Commission on Wednesday suspended a General Observer for allegedly checking Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s helicopter in Odisha’s Sambalpur on Tuesday.
Mohammed Mohsin was suspended with immediate effect for acting contrary to the instructions of the Commission concerning SPG protectees and will be posted at Sambalpur till further orders, a poll panel letter dated April 16 said.
The Election Commission suspends General Observer in #Odisha Mohammed Mohsin for dereliction of duty. The officer allegedly tried to inspect PM @narendramodi's chopper causing concern to the SPG at Sambalpur@Iam_Ayushmann with more details pic.twitter.com/szp4y5kZUN
— Mirror Now (@MirrorNow) April 17, 2019
A Karnataka cadre officer of the Indian Administrative Service, Mohsin was deputed as a General Observer and working under the supervision of the poll panel in Odisha.
“… the Commission has considered the material available before it and prima facie finds it dereliction of duty,” said the letter.
The Prime Minister had visited Odisha on Tuesday and addressed two rallies in Sambalpur and Bhubaneswar.