HYDERABAD: Senior IPS officer of Andhra Pradesh cadre SR Tewari, who was dismissed from service following an enquiry by the Border Security Force in September 2010, has been reinstated into service and is likely to be given a posting shortly.
The Union Public Service Commission had recommended that Tewari be dismissed from service with immediate effect following an inquiry into various allegations against him.
The allegations were made against Tewari, a 1982-batch IPS officer, while he was working as BSF inspector-general in North Bengal Frontier and was based at Siliguri in 2006. The allegations range from “misuse of office” to indulging in “certain acts” which brought disrepute to the BSF.
In November the same year he was suspended from the BSF and was asked to appear before top officials of the paramilitary force at its headquarters in New Delhi. A departmental investigation followed and a report was submitted after which the UPSC wrote to the MHA recommending his dismissal.
Tewari moved the Central Administrative Tribunal, Delhi. The matter then went to the Delhi High Court and subsequently to the Supreme Court.
Recently, the Union ministry of home affairs issued orders directing that Tewari be reinstated with immediate effect.
The orders reached chief secretary Pankaj Dwivedi, sources said, adding that Tewari was likely to be given a posting shortly.