IPS officer accused in Sohrabuddin encounter case reinstated

The Rajasthan government on Friday reinstated IPS officer and an accused in Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case Dinesh M N, following the Bombay High Court’s decision to grant him bail.

The officer has been kept in Awaiting Posting Order (APO) with a posting.

“The state government has reinstated IPS OfficerDinesh M N. As of now he has not been given posting and has been kept under Awaiting Posting Order (APO),” said Rajasthan’s secretary for DPO Alok Gupta.

The IPS officer arrived in Jaipur earlier this week after the Bombay High Court granted him bail against a solvent surety of Rs 1 lakh. He is asked to appear on first Sunday of every month before the CBI court in Mumbai.

Dinesh has been in jail for almost seven years for his alleged role in the encounter of gangster Sohrabuddin Sheikh. BJP leader and a current minister in the state government Gulab Chand Kataria is also one of the accused in the high profile case. Suspended in 2007, Dinesh is a 1995 batch IPS officer residing in Karnataka.

The officer, who has a BE in electronics and telecom, has served as superintendent of police at Karauli and Sawai Madhopur, as the ACP Bikaner, Jhunjhunu, Udaipur and Alwar, and as deputy director Rajasthan Police Academy in Jaipur.

Meanwhile, the CBI court has given one month interim bail to an IPS officer accused in the Dara Singh encounter case, A Ponnuchamy, whose mother suffers from cancer.

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