IPS Amit Garg, who knew too much about Viveka murder case, moves out of AP

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  21 Feb 2020 1:33 PM GMT
IPS Amit Garg, who knew too much about Viveka murder case, moves out of AP

Hyderabad: Senior IPS official Amit Garg who had handled former Minister YS Vivekananda Reddy murder case has moved out of AP cadre on deputation to SV National Police Academy.

AP Chief Secretary issued a GO on Friday placing IPS officer Amit Garg at the disposal of Ministry of Home Affairs.

Amit Garg served as Special Investigation Team Chief and investigated the case of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy's uncle YS Vivekananda Reddy's murder.

Amit Garg at 1993 batch IPS officer was Chairman of State Level Police Recruitment Board after he was shifted out of Crime Investigation Department.

AP government has relieved him from the recruitment board and placed him under the disposal of MHA for five years. He is now appointed as Joint Director at IG level in SV National Police Academy.

Amir Garg was investigating Vivekananda Reddy murder case during Telugu Desam party regime. Recently Jagan's cousin Narreddy Sunita Reddy in her petition in AP High Court questioned shifting of Amit Garg IPS as SIT chief. Vivekananda Reddy was murdered under mysterious circumstances before general elections in 2019.

She alleged that to divert the investigation in Vivekananda Reddy case SIT has been reconstituted multiple times. She also questioned the degradation of SIT chief from Additional DG level to DSP level after the change of the government. AP government has vehemently opposed the petitions of Narreddy Sunita Reddy and other family members of Viveka for handing over the case to the Central Bureau of Investigation. IPS Amit Garg was not only taken off from SIT but also moved out of CID after Jagan came into power in 2019. P V Sunil Kumar another IPS officer of the same batch has been made CID chief.

Sources said Amit Garg although the posting in National Police Academy is IG rank has decided to move out due to political atmosphere in the State of Andhra Pradesh.

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