Lucknow (29.04.2022): Manilal Patidar (IPS: 2014: UP) officer, who has been on the run for 18 months, is likely to be sacked soon. The matter is presently sub-judice with the Central Government. He was recommended for dismissal in a departmental inquiry after he was found guilty in the investigation on charges of corruption and abetment to suicide.
Patidars have been on the run from the UP police ever since a case was registered in Mahoba following the suspension. The police have not been able to nab them even after announcing a reward of one lakh on him. Apart from the SIT set up under the leadership of ASP Crime in Prayagraj, the Uttar Pradesh Vigilance Establishment (Vigilance) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) are also on the lookout for Patidar. The vigilance has already indicted Patidar for corruption in its investigation. Due to the absconding, all the legal formalities under the judicial process have also been completed.