In case of corruption, two IPS of UP cadre are currently ‘wanted’ for their own department. They are hiding like criminals. Police teams are constantly pressing for his arrest. The Home Department has claimed that for the first time in the state, strict action is being taken against senior officials, especially IPS officers, at the behest of the Chief Minister.
IPS and DIG Arvind Sen of 2003 batch and IPS and Mahoba SP Manilal Patidar of 2014 batch are accused in various cases and are absconding to avoid arrest. Arvind has been suspended from August 22 and Manilal from September 9.
A case was filed against Arvind at the Hazratganj Police Station in Lucknow on June 13 on charges of fraud and corruption in the name of tender in the Animal Husbandry Department. He was convicted in the STF investigation. His application for anticipatory bail was rejected by the court.
Police teams are now searching for them from Lucknow to Faizabad and Ambedkar Nagar. Many teams have been formed for this. Arvind is a resident of Faizabad and a former MP. Mitrasen is the son of Yadav.
Similarly, on September 10, a case was filed against SP Manilal Patidar of Mahoba. A few days later, the Lucknow-based anti-corruption court issued a warrant against him. The IG formed the SIT from the level of the range for his arrest. Mahoba police teams are pushing for his arrest from Delhi to Rajasthan but to no avail.
A viral video of Mahoba crush trader Indrakanta Tripathi, Manilal later sparked controversy by getting involved in various serious allegations. A murder case was filed against Indrakanth after he was shot dead. The SIT, headed by IG Range Vijay Singh Meena of Varanasi for further investigation, also found them guilty of corruption and for forcing Indrakanth to commit suicide.