High Court cancels bail of IPS officer held in graft case



Shimla: Himachal Pradesh High Court today cancelled bail granted to senior IPS officer AIG (Hq) K K Indoria while hearing his regular bail application. He was being booked under graft laws for alleged involvement in helping power project operators and was on anticipatory bail on March 8, 2011.

Single bench of Justice D.D Sood while hearing his regular bail turned down the plea of K K Indoria on the request of persecution here today. State Vigilance & Anticorruption Bureau was investigating K K Indoria’s role in receiving (unjustified) payments through a conduit in lieu of police protection from private power producing companies in Kullu valley, while he was posted as SP Kullu for his alleged involvement

Vigilance ADGP K C Sadyal said that SV and ACB was trying to find the role of the senior IPS officer against whom some evidence about having received illegal payments has surfaced. The suspended IPS officer was under scanner of SV and ACB after it got clue that one of the payment has been made to the police. Role of the IPS officer came to light when Ramesh Chand Volgha, a businessman was picked up by the agency at Kullu recently for having received payments from power generation companies. The businessman had revealed involvement of several other people as well.

Ramesh Chand had reportedly acted as a front for collecting payments from the private companies executing hydropower projects in Kullu valley. As agency started investigation against K K Indoria he had proceeded on leave and had also made an attempt to get bail form the state High Court. His regular bail application was under consideration before this court. On April 13, 2011, K K Indoria had been placed under suspension for violation of service rules after registering FIR against him by the state vigilance and anti-corruption bureau recently.

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