Departmental inquiry ordered against IPS officer Saurabh Tripathi who is accused of extortion

Mumbai: Departmental enquiry ordered against IPS officer Saurabh Tripathi who is accused of extortion | Photo: FB

A departmental enquiry has been ordered against suspended IPS officer Saurabh Tripathi in reference to an alleged extortion case registered against him, a senior police official stated right here on Friday.

The order was issued by the Maharashtra authorities lately, however the inquiry is but to begin as Tripathi is absconding and a cost sheet couldn’t be served to him, the official added.

Senior officers of the General Administration Department will conduct the enquiry, he added.

Junior cops named within the case too will face separate departmental inquiries, the official stated.

A First Information Report (FIR) was registered against Tripathi in December 2021 on the grievance of some members of an Angadia affiliation.

Angadiyas, conventional courier operators, primarily present companies to bullion and diamond companies.

It was alleged that the Indian Police Service officer, then Deputy Commissioner of Police, Zone II, in Mumbai, demanded Rs 10 lakh per thirty days from Angadia operators for permitting them to perform.

The grievance additionally named three police officers connected to Lokmanya Tilak Marg Police Station in south Mumbai.

The Crime Intelligence Unit of the Mumbai Crime Branch began investigation and arrested the three police officers, Tripathi’s home Help, and his brother-in-law and Assistant Sales Tax Commissioner Ashutosh Mishra within the case.

But the IPS officer himself is but to be arrested and a look-out discover has been issued against him at airports within the nation, as per police.

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