Shimla: Having failed to arrest a IPS officer after being denied bail by the Supreme Court, for his alleged involvement in a graft related case, vigilance bureau had moved to declare him a proclaimed offender.
Head of vigilance bureau, KC Sadyal when contacted said that the bureau was on the lookout for KK Indoria, a sate cadre police officer who had been elevated to IPS cadre.
However, sources disclosed that the bureau had begun the process of declaring Indoria a proclaimed offender as the suspended police officer was absconding for three months and had been denied bail first by the Himachal Pradesh High Court and later by the Supreme Court.
The absconding police officer is charged with having illegally obtained graft money from power companies operating in Kullu valley when he was posted as a SP in the district. The companies were said to be facing resistance from environmentalists and residents.
Earlier investigators had arrested and interrogated one Ramesh Volgha, a photography shop owner in Kullu who is alleged to have acted as a front for transferring money into Indoriaâ€™s account.
Managers of two power companies operating in Kullu valley have also been questioned by investigators in the case.