IPS Officer Missing- A High Ranking Officer Having Gone Missing A Serious Issue: Allahabad High Court Seeks UP Govt's Response

29th May,2021

IPS Officer Missing- A High Ranking Officer Having Gone Missing A Serious Issue: Allahabad High Court Seeks UP Govt's Response

On Thursday (May 27), the Allahabad High Court ordered the Uttar Pradesh government to respond to a habeas corpus writ case seeking the production of Mani Lal Patidar, an IPS officer who has been missing since November 2020.

The petition was filed by Dr. Mukut Nath Verma, Advocate, who requested that a writ in the nature of habeas corpus be issued for the production of his client Mr. Mani Lal Patidar, IPS, Ex-Superintendent of Police, Mahoba, U.P. The bench of Justice Manoj Misra and Justice Syed Aftab Husain Rizvi was hearing the case.He also asked the court to instruct the Central Bureau of Investigation to look into the incident.

The Court's current case
It was claimed that Mani Lal Patidar, an IPS officer from the 2014 batch, had been conducting operations against the mining mafia and that his relations with certain elements of the government had deteriorated as a result of this, and that he had been wrongly implicated in a few cases.Patidar also made a WhatsApp call to the petitioner (his Advocate) on November 15, 2020, to advise him that he would be coming to meet him on November 27, 2020, in connection with pending legal proceedings, but he did not show up.
As a result, the petitioner claimed in court that high-ranking officials in the State Administration may have done something wrong, as a result of which Mani Lal Patidar has vanished and is untraceable.
Finally, it was announced that he was going to expose some corruption in the administration, which could put his life in jeopardy. By voicing all of these concerns, including the possibility that he is being held in wrongful custody,