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Finally, fugitive IPS officer Joydeep Nayak nabbed

Joydeep Nayak
Bhubaneswar, July 23: After remaining on the run for around 20 days, fugitive IPS officer Joydeep Nayak was finally arrested from Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday.
Sources said Nayak is being brought to Odisha on transit remand after producing him in local court there. A special team of the anti-corruption wing nabbed the 1991-batch Manipur-Tripura cadre IPS officer.

Last week the Orissa High Court rejected his anticipatory bail application, who was on the run following a Vigilance case against him over alleged misappropriation of Rs 88 lakh. Following it, Nayak was suspended by Tripura Government, his parent cadre and reserved his verdict.

The IPS officer was booked by the State Vigilance under several sections of the IPC and Prevention of Corruption Act for allegedly misappropriating Government funds during his deputation to Odisha. He was working as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) at the State Institute of Public Administration and Rural Development in Agartala. Last month, the State Vigilance officials had lodged a case against Nayak and five others over alleged misappropriation of Rs 88 lakh meant for computer literacy of SC/ST students.

As IG of Odisha SC/ST Protection Cell, Nayak in October last year proposed to the SC/ST Department that funds be sanctioned to promote computer literacy among SC/ST students in the coastal areas in Odisha. The proposal was approved and on December 9 last year Rs 88 lakh was credited to the bank account of IG, HRPC, sources said.

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