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     Raipur, October 10, 2011: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today suspended Additional Chief Secretary T Radhakrishnan, perhaps the second such case in India in which a senior most officer of the country attracting this type of action.

     Radhakrishnan is a 1978 batch IAS and the third senior most bureaucrat of the state, who was currently posted as the Additional Chief Secretary Public Grievances Redressal Department and also the Director General of the State Administrative Academy.

     “Radhakrishnan is suspended after a committee found him involved in several irregularities during his posting in the state Revenue Board,” sources close to the Chief Minister told ChhattisgarhTopNews.Com.

      Looking into large numbers of complaint against him, a committee was constituted by the state government led by Additional Chief Secretary Narayan Singh and after the committee found him involved in the alleged gross irregularities and submitted a 12-point report, he had been suspended, official sources also said.

     Radhakrishnan is the fourth IAS officer to be suspended in the state and all under the regime of Dr Raman Singh.

     Previously on various charges, Ajay Pal Singh, P Raghavan and B L Agrawal had been suspended.

     Officials said this was perhaps second such incident in the country in which a Chief Secretary ranked officer was suspended. Earlier Arjun Singh had suspended a Chief Secretary and another Singh today suspended such a senior most officer of any state.

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