Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SP)
Bengaluru, Sep 17: In a surprising move, additional director general of police (ADGP) of railway division, Bhaskar Rao, who happens to be a senior police officer of the state, has opted for voluntary retirement. He still three years of service left.
Rao has served the police department of the state in various capacities at different places during the last three decades. He mentioned that he is seeking voluntary retirement for personal reasons. He sent his voluntary retirement letter to state director general of police, Praveen Sood, and state chief secretary, B Ravikumar.
The same is yet to be accepted. Bhaskar Rao is a1990 batch IPS officer.
It is said that Rao proposes to enter politics. There are rumours that he will join either the Aam Admi Party or the Congress and fight the next assembly election from Basavanagudi assembly constituency.
There is information that some police officers believe that the state government has been neglecting Kannadiga IPS officers and that they are not being offered high level positions. Rao, during his 30 years of service, had served more in non-executive positions. It is said that he has been feeling neglected particularly for the last 18 months.
Rao however has said that he had opted for premature retirement because of personal reasons and that as of now he has not considered politics as an option. He clarified that he has never discussed this matter with any of the party and that he has not decided his next move.