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IAS D Suresh seeks EC intervention for restricting ACB

D Suresh, a 1995 batch IAS officer from Haryana has sought EC intervention in restricting Haryana government from granting approval to ACB

D Suresh, a 1995-batch IAS officer of Haryana cadre has sought intervention of Election Commission in a matter related the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), which has approached the Haryana government for lodging an FIR against him at a time when he is on election duty in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

D Suresh, who is on election duty in Chennai, is currently serving  as principal commissioner at Haryana Bhawan in New Delhi and principal , human resources department in Haryana government. He is facing an investigation in Gurgaon plot case in which he is accused of causing financial losses to state exchequer, an allegation denied by him.

What is the case?

There are three cases of plot reallotment which date back to 2019 when D Suresh was  of Haryana Urban Development Authority (now HSVP). He decided decided several matters of plot allotments while exercising quasi-judicial powers.

In July last year, Haryana government had allowed to register FIR for investigating Suresh in a case related to financial loss to the state exchequer by re-allotting a school site in Gurgaon in 2019. The ACB had sought the government approval under Section 17-A of the Prevention of Corruption Act to launch an investigation against him. It was alleged that the school site was re-allotted to a society in 2019 at the rates prevailing in 1993, thus causing a financial loss to Haryana Shehri Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP).

What D Suresh wrote to EC?

In the representation given to Ealection Commission, D Suresh wrote : “I'm on election observer's duty in Chennai Central parliamentary constituency and discharging my constitutional obligations, the ACB had the audacity to send an illegal proposal to the Chief Secretary for of an FIR against me and two of my former colleagues for passing quasi-judicial orders more than five years ago”.

This was done deliberately and surreptitiously so that a quick approval could be taken for registration of FIR and such approval could be obtained easily in my absence without my being able to contest it officially,” the IAS officer has written in his letter

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