Himachal government suspends IPS officer



Shimla (April 14): Senior IPS officer & AIG (Hq) KK Indoria was suspended today by the state government under office service rules as a case had been registered against him for allegedly being involved in a graft case recently, which was being investigated by the State Vigilance & Anti Corruption Bureau.

While talking to HimVani, state home secretary Narinder Chauhan said that Indoria has been placed under suspension for violation of service rules after registering an FIR against him by the State Vigilance & Anti Corruption Bureau recently.

SV&ACB was investigating Indiora’s role about his alleged involvement receiving (unjustified) payments through a conduit in lieu of police protection money from private power producing companies while he was posted as SP Kullu. ADGP (vigilance) KC Sadyal said that SV&ACB was trying to probe the role of the senior IPS officer against whom some evidence about having received illegal payments has surfaced.

The role of the IPS officer came to light when businessman Ramesh Chand Volgha was picked up by the agency in Kullu recently for having received payments from power generation companies. The businessman revealed involvement of several people including the police officer under the scanner. Ramesh Chand had acted as a front for collecting payments from private companies executing hydro-power projects in Kullu valley.

As SV&ACB started investigation against Indoria, he had proceeded on leave and also made attempt to get bail form the state high court.

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