November 29, 2022

IAS officer Lokesh Kumar Jangid has sought safety from the Madhya Pradesh Police


A younger Indian Administrative Service officer has sought police safety in Madhya Pradesh after he made corruption allegations in opposition to state officers in a non-public messaging group within the app Signal.

Lokesh Kumar Jangid, a 2014-batch IAS officer, is already dealing with a discover from the state authorities over the allegations that he posted within the personal group of IAS officers in Signal. His posts had been leaked from the group.

In a letter to Madhya Pradesh DGP Vivek Johri right now, Mr Jangid stated he bought a name on the messaging app Signal from an unknown particular person at 11.50 pm on Thursday.

The IAS officer stated the unknown caller threatened him for speaking to the media and requested him to go on a six-month depart if he cared for his personal and son’s life.

“The caller asked me to stop talking to media, or else me and my family would be in danger,” Mr Jangid advised NDTV, including he wrote to the senior police officer looking for safety.

The Bhopal Police has began investigating the matter.

Mr Jangid has sought three years’ deputation to his house state Maharashtra citing private causes. In the leaked posts, he indicated he was being repeatedly transferred due to his incapacity to tolerate corruption. In four-and-half years, he stated he has been transferred 9 occasions.

The state government issued notice to the IAS officer for alleged “indiscipline” and sought his reply inside every week. Confirming the discover, Madhya Pradesh minister Vishvas Sarang stated transfers and postings are routine administrative process.

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