Mahoba trader suicide: Lookout notice issued against ex-SP Manila Patidar in UP

Last Updated 21 December 2020, 07:32 IST

A lookout notice has been issued against absconding former superintendent of police Manilal Patidar for his alleged involvement in corruption and abetment of suicide of a Mahoba-based trader, an official said here on Monday.

Patidar is also carrying a cash reward of Rs 50,000 on his arrest, and the lookout notice has been issued to prevent him from leaving the country, he said.

"A lookout notice has been issued against Patidar, former SP Mahoba, wanted in connection with abetting ballast trader Indrakant Tripathi's suicide and corruption cases to prevent him from leaving the country," said Superintendent of Police, Mahoba, Arun Kumar Srivastava.

Tripathi, 44, was found injured in his car with gunshot wounds on September 8 this year after he accused the then Mahoba SP Patidar of corruption. He had died at a hospital on September 13.

On September 9, Patidar was suspended with immediate effect by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on corruption charges.

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the incident had found Patidar guilty of corruption and abetment of suicide.

Earlier, Tripathi's brother had alleged that Patidar had demanded a bribe of Rs 6 lakh from the victim and threatened to kill him or frame him in a case if the amount was not paid.

The SIT, however, had concluded that Tripathi committed suicide.

(Published 21 December 2020, 07:32 IST)

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