Investigators lookout for Himachal police officer after court cancels bail

Shimla: With bail of senior police officer KK Indoria having been cancelled by Himachal Pradesh High Court on Wednesday, investigators at state vigilance and anti-corruption bureau are on the lookout to arrest the officer who has allegedly been found involved in a graft case.

When contacted KC Sadyal, ADGP vigilance said, “The officer has not been arrested.” However, he added, “we are looking out for KK Indoria after the court cancelled his bail application on Wednesday.”

Indoria, an IPS officer who at one point was the SP of Kullu, was earlier put under suspension by the government over allegations of taking graft money from power companies operating in Kullu valley.

Interim bail granted to the officer on March 8 was cancelled on Wednesday after prosecutors opposed it vehemently.

The matter pertains to a time when the officer was serving as SP of Kullu district and is said to have collected payments from some companies executing hydropower projects in the area under the garb of providing them police protection for carrying out their activities.

The companies were said to be facing resistance from environmentalists and residents.

Investigators had earlier arrested and interrogated one Ramesh Volgha, a photography shop owner in Kullu, and found that a payment of over Rs 5 lakhs had been made into the account one Namdev Stone Crusher, Damtal in Kangra.

The illegal payment is said to have found its way into the account of the police officer under investigation.

As Editor, Ravinder Makhaik leads a team of media professionals at Hill Post. Spanning a career of over two decades in mass communication, as a Documentary Filmmaker, TV journalist, Print Media journalist and with Online & Social Media, he brings with him a vast experience. He lives in Shimla.

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