AGARTALA: Former Odisha top cop Joydeep Nayak, who is on the run following a vigilance case against him over alleged misappropriation of Rs 88 lakh, was Friday suspended by Tripura government, his parent cadre.
Odisha home department sources said the 1991-batch IPS of Manipur-Tripura cadre was suspended due to unauthorisd absence. Nayak, who is absconding for over a fortnight, has applied for anticipatory bail in Odisha High Court. He was working as Officer on Special Duty at the State Institute of Public Administration and Rural Development in Agartala.
Last month, the state vigilance department officials had lodged a case against Nayak and five others over alleged misappropriation of Rs 88 lakh meant for computer literacy of SC/ST students.
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 of the state. The proposal was approved and on December 9 last year Rs 88 lakh was credited to the bank account of IG, HRPC. Two days later, it was transferred to the account of Axiom Computers. The money was then allegedly misappropriated by the accused.
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