: A courtroom on Monday rejected the bail utility of suspended IPS officer Manilal Patidar, an accused in an abetment to suicide case. The order was handed by the courtroom of particular choose, Prevention of Corruption Act, in Lucknow.
Advocate Manish Kumar Tripathi had appeared earlier than the courtroom on behalf of the complainant Nitish Pandey and opposed the bail utility. The federal government advocate had additionally opposed the plea.
Patidar was the superintendent of police of Mahoba district in September 2020 when businessman Indrakant Tripathi, who owned a stone crushing quarry, allegedly dedicated suicide.
Pandey, the director of PP Pandey Infrastructure, had accused, in his police grievance, Patidar of demanding a bribe from Tripathi to perform his enterprise exercise of supplying pebbles for building work of the Bundelkhand Expressway.
In a video that surfaced on-line on September 7, 2020, Tripathi claimed that Patidar was forcing him to pay ₹5 lakh each month to let him run his enterprise. Two days later, he allegedly shot himself and died at a Kanpur hospital on September 14.
Patidar was suspended on September 9, 2020 and an FIR was additionally lodged in opposition to him, after which he absconded.
The state vigilance division additionally booked Patidar below the Prevention of Corruption Act.
After absconding for 2 years, Patidar surrendered earlier than the courtroom of further district and classes choose on October 15, 2022.
In Might 2022, the state authorities wrote to the union ministry of dwelling affairs recommending dismissal of Patidar from the Indian Police Service.