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Verdict reserved on fugitive IPS officer Joydeep’s bail plea

Joydeep Nayak
Bhubaneswar, July 16: The Orissa High Court on Saturday completed the hearing on the anticipatory bail application of suspended Tripura-cadre IPS officer Joydeep Nayak, who is on the run following a Vigilance case against him over alleged misappropriation of Rs 88 lakh and reserved its verdict.

On July 1, apprehending imminent arrest, the fugitive IPS officer had approached the Orissa High Court seeking anticipatory bail.

The top cop is booked by the anti-corruption wing of the Odisha Police for his alleged key role in misappropriation of Rs 88 lakh meant for computer education of SC and ST students during his deputation to his home State Odisha on December 9 last year. The scam occurred while he was working as the IGP in Human Rights Protection Cell (HRPC) in Cuttack earlier this year.

It was alleged that 1991-batch Manipur-Tripura cadre IPS officer disbursed the amount showing undue official favour to a local computer institution in violation of financial norms and without floating any open tender. Five others, including an OPS officer and a senior steno are also booked in this case.

While the five accused persons were arrested on June 22, the IPS officer escaped arrest as he had returned to his parent cadre on June 2 after completion of his deputation period. However, the State Vigilance wing though tracked him at a hospital in New Delhi Government but could not able to nab him.

In July first week, the IPS officer was suspended due to unauthorisd absence.

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