IPS Ravi Gupta was appointed interim Telangana DGP after the election commission suspended Anjani Kumar for violating the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) in the state on Sunday, December 3.

Sources believe the orders were given after former Telangana DGP Kumar along with state police nodal officer Sanjay Jain and Mahesh Bhagwat met Reddy met Congress leader Revanth Reddy at his residence and presented him with a flower bouquet while the counting was still underway in the 2023 Telangana assembly elections.

The EC has sought an explanation from the senior police officer who along with two other IPS officers met the Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee chief.