Govt recommends dismissal of fugitive IPS officer

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Govt recommends dismissal of fugitive IPS officer

Friday, 20 May 2022 | PNS | Lucknow

The Uttar Pradesh government has sent a recommendation to the Central government for the dismissal of fugitive IPS officer Manilal Patidar of the 2014 batch of UP cadre.


Patidar has been booked for corruption and abetment to suicide and is on the run now for more than 19 months. A reward of Rs 1 lakh has also been announced on Manilal Patidar.


The state government had sent a report for dismissal of Patidar and the matter is presently pending with the Central government. He was recommended for dismissal in a departmental inquiry after he was found guilty in the investigation on charges of corruption and abetment to suicide.


Patidar has been on the run ever since a case was registered in Mahoba following his suspension. The police have not been able to nab the fugitive IPS officer even after announcing a reward of one lakh on him.


Apart from the SIT set up under the leadership of ASP (Crime) in Prayagraj, the Uttar Pradesh Vigilance Establishment and the Enforcement Directorate are also on the lookout for Patidar. The Vigilance Establishment has already indicted Patidar for corruption in its investigation.


As he is absconding, all the legal formalities under the judicial process have been completed.


Patidar, who was suspended on September 9, 2020, had not cooperated in the investigation earlier also. He had also not appeared before the SIT headed by then IG Range Varanasi Vijay Singh Meena, probing the case.


After the death of Mahoba-based crusher businessman Indrakant Tripathi, his brother Ravikant Tripathi had on September 10 lodged a report against Patidar and some policemen of Kabrai police station.

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