FIR against Kannan Gopinathan for misinterpreting govt order
Gandhi Nagar: An FIR was registered against Malayali IAS officer Kannan Gopinathan over alleged misinterpretation of government order at the Rajkot police station in Gujarat on Monday.
The 33-year-old IAS officer, Kannan Gopinathan resigned the coveted government job on August 21 stating he was "disturbed" over the curbs in Jammu and Kashmir.
But the government refused to accept his resignation even after 8 months. Hence, in view of the coronavirus outbreak, the government issued an official letter asking him to rejoin the service.
Responding to the letter, the officer stated that he was asked to rejoin service not with good intentions but to harass him further.
Kannan Gopinathan, a 2012 IAS officer from Kerala posted in Dadra and Nagar Haveli as Power and Non-Conventional Energy Secretary, said there was denial of "fundamental rights" to lakhs of people in Jammu and Kashmir for weeks after the state lost its special status earlier this month.
He had been in the news last year for his role in the flood relief efforts.
(With inputs from IANS)