CAT stays suspension of IAS Officer, who checked PM Modi’s Chopper in Odisha


New Delhi: The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) has stayed the suspension of Mohammed Mohsin, a 1996-batch IAS officer who was suspended for inspecting Prime Minister Modi’s helicopter in Odisha’s Sambalpur on April 16. As per reports, the tribunal has fixed June 3 for next hearing of the case.

The Karnataka cadre IAS officer was suspended on April 17 for “acting contrary to the instructions of the Commission concerning SPG protectees” – including the Prime Minister. Mohsin who was deployed in Odisha as a general observer had tried to check some luggage in the convoy of the Prime Minister.

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Following the incident, Mohsin was attached to the Sambalpur headquarters and subsequently sent back to Karnataka. The incident however had snowballed into a major political controversy with Congress raising questions on the neutrality of the Election Commission of India.

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