The official said Ajoy Das, superintendent of the fisheries department who was earlier posted as a sector officer of Sabroom assembly constituency in southern Tripura, acted beyond the provision of the MCC.
New Delhi: The Election Commission on Tuesday suspended a senior Tripura official for allegedly maligning Prime Minister Narendra Modi's face in a poster.
Election officials said following a complaint by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the district magistrate of South Tripura, following a directive from the state's Chief Electoral Officer Gitte Kirankumar Dinkarrao, investigated the matter and suspended Ajoy Das, superintendent of the fisheries department. as he failed to give a proper reply to the show cause letter.
Instructions to start the process for action
The official said Das, who was earlier posted as a sector officer of Sabroom assembly constituency in southern Tripura, acted beyond the provision of the MCC. "Based on the investigation report and other circumstances, the District Magistrate of South Tripura District is directed to suspend him and initiate process for disciplinary action against Das as per the provision of the relevant rule," he added.
'Black ink covered PM's face'
An official statement said Das went to a man's shop and covered the prime minister's face on the poster with black ink. After receiving a complaint from the BJP, the CEO investigated the matter and found that the sector officer had done this work illegally.
Earlier, a BJP delegation led by Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath met the CEO and demanded action against the officer for the incident.