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
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. 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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