HYDERABAD: Excise enforcement director Akun Sabharwal is going on a 10-day leave from Saturday. Though reports emerged that the officials probing the drug racket were receiving calls from some politicians resulting in his long leave, Sabharwal ruled out any pressure on him from any quarter as regards the investigation and asserted that he had the full support of the state government.
“I have the full support of the government. Other law enforcement agencies are also extending support. I have no pressure as such...no one is targeting me or creating any problem,” he said.
Responding to a query about speculations surrounding the timing of his leave, Sabharwal said he was availing it for personal reasons. “My mother passed away two months ago. I am going on leave to my native place. The leave was sanctioned two months ago, before this case surfaced,” he added.
Sabharwal had initiated the investigation into the drug supply in the city earlier this month and faced the wrath of political class when names of schools to which notices were issued by his department were leaked in the media. State Home Minister Nayini Narasimha Reddy made assurances that the cop had the state’s full support.