New Delhi (06.12.2023): Aditya Kumar (IPS: 2011: BR) surrendered in a court in Patna on December 5, 2023 and was sent to jail. He had been absconding after being suspended from service in a case of disproportionate assets. The Supreme Court denied him bail and asked him to surrender within two weeks ending on December 6. He was suspended for being accused of impersonating the Chief Justice of Patna High Court in a case related to cheating.
The Bihar police had been searching for the absconding IPS officer for a long time. In October 2022, the Economic Offences Unit had registered a case against him, following which he was suspended from the service. Several cases have been lodged against him under sections 353, 387, 419, 420, 467, 468 and 120B, 66 C & D of the Indian Penal Code.
Earlier in 2022, a case of disproportionate assets of ₹1.37 crore was registered against him and four others by the State’s Economic Offences Unit on the charges of cheating, impersonation, extortion and other offences. The FIR alleged that the suspects called the Director General of Bihar Police posing as the Chief Justice of Patna High Court and asked him to close a case against Kumar where he had been accused of conspiring with the liquor mafia in the dry State of Bihar as SSP, Gaya.