In a new development a Sessions Court on Thursday rejected the Anticipatory Bail of Suspended DCP Saurabh Tripathi in extortion of Angadiyas.
This is for the second time that the IPS officer’s plea for pre-arrest.plea has been rejected by a sessions court. The first one was rejected in March end prior to filing of the charge sheet in the case in April. The detailed order is yet to be made available.
While Seeking protection from arrest, the 38-year-old officer claimed that there was a change in circumstance between the previous plea and this one. He had also pointed out that other accused in the case had secured bail and that the investigation was completed and the charge sheet submitted.
As per the case, Tripathi had demanded Rs. 2 lakhs monthly from the Angadiya Association to allow to run their business.
Earlier when rejecting the officer’s application, another sessions court then said in its order that he was not at all authorized to collect money from persons doipng illegal business by using his authority and on the contrary, he has to act diligently to curb illegal transactions by following the provisions of law. It had also noted that through his advocate, the officer had submitted a forged document before the court and had taken a note of such conduct too, while denying him the relief.
At that time, Tripathi had claimed the relief stating that he had been falsely implicated and had issued a circular to police stations in his area to take strict action against hawala transactions by Angadiyas.
News Edit: K.V.Raman.