Shimla: Senior police officer KK Indoria who is under investigation for allegedly having received illegal payments for private power companies operating in Kullu valley was today granted interim bail by Himachal High Court.
â€œIndoria, the IPS officer who has served as SP of Kullu, has been asked to join investigations. His application for anticipatory bail comes up for hearing on 10th March,â€ said KC Sadyal ADGP vigilance.
Till now the IPS officer had been in hiding and was avoiding facing upto the investigators who had allegedly trailed a payment of over Rs 5 lakhs made into the account one Namdev Stone Crusher, Damtal in Kangra paid through Ramesh Chand, a business front man from Kullu. The illegal payment is said to have found its way into the account of the police officer under investigation.
The power companies executing hydropower projects in Kullu valley and facing resistance from residents from the project impact area are said to have paid the illegal amount as police protection money to the officer.
The businessman is already in judicial custody and a general manager of a power company is also under scrutiny.