BENGALURU: A day after he was suspended for checking the helicopter of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Odisha, which caused a delay of 20 minutes, sources in the state government revealed that Mohammad Mohsin often shared anti-Modi government articles on his Facebook page.
According to his Facebook page which is not verified, he regularly shared and posts, mostly anti-Modi. “His social media page activities reveal that he is anti Modi, this would have had made him check PM’s helicopter, which is against the ECI rules,” said an officer from the GoK.
The Election Commission on Tuesday suspended Mohsin, a General Observer belonging to Karnataka IAS cadre for allegedly checking Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s helicopter in Odisha’s Sambalpur.
The ECI found Mohammed Mohsin action “prima facie contrary to the instructions of the commission concerning SPG protectees” and was suspended with immediate effect. He will be posted at Sambalpur till further orders, a poll panel letter dated April 16 said.
Sources said when PM Narendra Modi reached Sambalpur on Tuesday to address an election rally, a team of election officials led by Mohsin had inspected the chopper carrying the PM, resulting in a delay in reaching the venue by around 20 minutes.
Mohsin is currently secretary, backward classes department. A Karnataka cadre officer of the Indian Administrative Service, Mohsin was deputed as a General Observer and working under the supervision of the poll panel in Odisha.