ADG AB Venkateswara Rao suspended
Senior IPS officer , in the cadre of Additional DG is placed under suspension after getting concrete information on his involvement in various irregularities during the previous government. Rao, of 1989 batch, was removed as the Intelligence chief after the Y S Jaganmohan Reddy government assumed office on May 30 last year and even today he has no posting.
Venkateswara Rao, who played key role in Chandrababu Naidu led TDP government and said to be a right shoulder of Naidu. As per the information, Rao, intentionally disclosed intelligence protocols and procedures of police to a foreign defence manufacturing firm. This is a direct threat to national security as intelligence protocols are standard throughout the Indian Police Force.
"His prima facie evidence is established on the grave misconduct and irregularities, which were willfully committed by the accused officer resulting out of conscious and premeditated act of treason towards the state and the nation," the confidential report said.
As per the confidential information, Rao colluded with one RT Inflatables Private Limited, an Israeli defence equipment manufacturer, to illegally award critical intelligence and surveillance contract to his son Chetan Sai Krishna, who was CEO of Akasam Advanced Systems Pvt. Ltd. (primary bidder on behalf of RT Inflatables Pvt. Ltd.).
Apart from all these involvements, he allegedly worked as a TDP activist i. khakhi uniform . Even he used to circulate party messages to the cadre and instructed them as per the wish of bigwigs of TDP. He allegedly played vital role in attracting 23 MLAs from YSR Congress.