Crime

IPS Officer Charged For Taking Bribe In 2018, Still On The Run

Mumbai: The state home department has written to the Centre for the dismissal of IPS officer G Vijay Krishna Yadav, an IPS officer of the 2015 batch who was caught red-handed by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) accepting Rs 2 lakh bribe.

Yadav was a sub-divisional police officer (SDPO) in Amravati in 2018. According to sources, he had allegedly demanded a bribe of Rs 2 lakh to go easy on a case against a transporter who had been booked for theft at the Tivasa police station in Amravati. The bribe was alleged to be paid in three instalments. According to sources, the transporter paid him the money but Yadav continued to demand more.

Later, Yadav got posted as Assistant Superintendent of Police with the Itwara division in Nanded. When he demanded another Rs 2 lakh from the transporter, he approached ACB and helped the police team lay a trap for Yadav. On January 30, 2018, ACB officials caught Yadav accepting Rs 1 lakh along with the middleman. During the time a case against him was being built, Yadav disappeared and didn’t even apply for leave, sources said.

Yadav is still on the run and has been summoned by the state government several times. However, four months ago, he sent a reply to the state government, pleading innocence. He also moved a court in Nanded for bail but his plea was struck down. The ACB has also failed in locating him.

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