15 April 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Corruption dilemma

Former IPS officer Mayank Jain has put the Madhya Pradesh and Central governments in a peculiar dilemma. Five years after he was suspended following raids by the Madhya Pradesh Lokayukta special police establishment officials in a disproportionate assets case, the corruption watchdog has concluded that there is ‘insufficient evidence’ to prosecute him and filed a closure case. However, even without waiting for the conclusion of the Lokayukta case, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had compulsorily retired the 1995-batch officer in August last year. The Lokayukta’s report has put the authorities in a fix since the officer will have to be restored in his post after the allegations against him fell through. Oddly, sources say, Jain is averse to returning to the police service after being forcibly retired. Apparently, he is a qualified orthopaedic surgeon and considers his stint in the IPS as a closed chapter.

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