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
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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