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Rajasthan ACB files chargesheet against IPS officer Manish Agarwal, 2 others

March 9, 2021, 6:26 pm

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IPS officer Manish Agarwal arrested by ACB (on left). His alleged middleman (on right) is currently in judicial custody

Jaipur: Rajasthan anti-corruption bureau (ACB) on Tuesday filed a chargesheet against IPS officer Manish Agarwal and ex-Dausa SP Manish Agarwal and two middlemen – Neeraj Meena and Gopal Meena – in connection with an extortion-cum-bribery case.

The chargesheet containing 4000 pages was filed in the court number – 1 of Special ACB cases. The chargesheet says that the investigation is pending against two others including former Nangal Rajawatan police station incharge Krishna Kumar Meena and police constable Sumer Singh. Further action will be taken against them after the investigation is completed, it says.

The case is being investigated by Add SP Pushpendra Singh Rathore the supervision of ADG, ACB Dinesh MN.

The charges will be framed against Agarwal and the two others now. The IPS officer was suspended following his arrest.

In lieu of clearing files that authorized handing land acquired for the construction of highways from farmers over to the complainant, the police and administration officials of Dausa district including then SP Manish Agarwal were demanding bribes, the chargesheet statted. The ACB complainant was also promised that if he paid the bribes, he would be able to carry out work uninterrupted. Two SDMs were also arrested in the same case.

Manish Agarwal was called for questioning in the matter on February 2 and was arrested. He was booked under various sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

First published: March 9, 2021