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Pressure Mounts On Pooja Khedkar, Police To Initiate Action For Use Of Beacon On Personal Audi Car – News18



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Pooja Khedkar was serving as a trainee IAS officer in Pune. (Image: @khedkarpavan07)

Pooja Khedkar was serving as a trainee IAS officer in Pune. (Image: @khedkarpavan07)

The controversy is centred around accusations that she improperly utilised a personal Audi car equipped with VIP registration and emergency lights — a vehicle marked ‘Maharashtra Government’

Pune police on Thursday initiated action against Pooja Khedkar, a 2022 batch probationary Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, who hit the headlines due to allegations of “exceeding her authority”. As per sources, an inquiry will be conducted on the use of a beacon on the Audi car used by Pooja and action will be taken under the Motor Vehicle Rules Act. There is a fine of Rs 21,000 for non-observance of traffic rules on the car used by Khedkar.

What is the Controversy Surrounding Trainee IAS Officer Pooja Khedkar?

The controversy is centred around accusations that she improperly utilised a personal Audi car equipped with VIP registration and emergency lights — a vehicle marked ‘Maharashtra Government’.

Guidelines typically restrict probationary civil servants from availing of certain perks and privileges.

Police on Thursday arrived at Pooja’s residence to seek details of the Audi car regarding its ownership and purchase. They are also trying to determine how did she secure permission for the beacon.

ALSO READ: In Spot Over ‘Misuse Of Power’, Pune Trainee IAS Officer Demands Separate Office, House, Car Before Joining

Pooja also allegedly submitted fake disability and Other Backward Class (OBC) certificates to clear the civil services exam. She was recently transferred from Pune to Washim following complaints of misuse of power.

Political War of Words On Pooja Khedkar

Leader Of the Opposition in the Maharashtra State Assembly, Vijay Wadettiwar demanded an inquiry into the selection process and said, “The selection has been done wrongly. Fake medical certificates should be probed. We demand an inquiry into this.”

BJP MLA from Maharashtra, Nitesh Rane assured that the government will take the required action in the matter. “Everyone is equal before the law if any wrong-doing is identified in the process, our government will take the action necessary on it,” he said.



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