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Joydeep likely to leave jail today

Bhubaneswar, Aug 11: After 20 days in prison, on charges of fraud, Tripura cadre Odia IPS officer Joydeep Nayak is likely to leave jail today after being granted bail by the Orissa High Court in the case against him. 

On July 9, a single judge bench headed by Justice Shatrughna Pujahari sanctioned bail to Nayak who has been accused in the Rs 88 lakh computer training misappropriation case and also has asked him to deposit his passport with the Special (Vigilance) Court in Cuttack. He was also asked to go on bail after furnishing bail bond of Rs 1 lakh with two solvent sureties and a property bond of Rs 50,000.

Nayak was arrested by the State Vigilance on July 23 from Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh. Nayak, on an inter-cadre deputation between 2011 and 2016 in Odisha and while working as IG of Human Rights Protection Cell (HRPC), had allegedly embezzled Rs 88 lakh meant for computer skill development of SC and ST students. Barring Nayak, four others, including a senior OPS officer, are also arrested in the case.

Nayak is now lodged at the Choudwar Jail.

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