Collector K. Sasidhar issued orders placing Proddatur Mandal Education Officer Rajagopala Reddy under suspension on charges of violation of election code and service rules.

Mr. Rajagopala Reddy participated in a press conference addressed by a political leader and the action was taken based on an inquiry report submitted by Jammalamadugu Revenue Divisional Officer G. Raghunath Reddy, according to an official statement.

The district Collector warned of suspension and departmental action against Government officials and employees if they participate in political party activities in violation of the election code and service rules.