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Fuguitive IPS Joydeep Nayak back in jail after remand

Cuttack, July 30: A Vigilance (Special) Court here on Saturday sent suspended Odia IPS officer Joydeep Nayak to Choudwar Circle Jail and posted the hearing on the Vigilance’s fresh remand plea on Monday (August 1).

Vigilance sleuths produced the fugitive Tripura cadre IPS officer in the court after completion of his three-day remand and prayed for his fresh remand. However, the court posted the three-day fresh remand appeal for hearing on Monday.

It directed the jail authorities to provide proper healthcare to the suspended IPS officer at the jail as he was operated with ligament surgery.
The Vigilance had taken the arrested officer on remand for three days on July 27. 

Nayak was arrested by a special team of the State Vigilance from Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday, after he remained underground for almost a month.
The 1991-batch officer, on an inter-cadre deputation here between 2011and 2016 and while officiating as IG of Human Rights Protection Cell (HRPC), had allegedly  embezzled Rs 88 lakh meant for computer skill development of SC and ST students.

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. Vigilance has already arrested five others, including a senior OPS officer, in connection with the scam.  August 24, 2012 to December 31, 2015. He went back to Tripura in January 2016 to join as Director

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