Runaway cop Bimal Nayak sent to judicial custody

Cuttack: Tainted police inspector Bimal Kumar Naik was on Monday remanded to 14 days of judicial custody after he surrendered before a special vigilance court in Bhubaneswar.

Naik, former inspector-in-charge of Nimapada police station, was on the run ever since he escaped from the clutches of the state vigilance sleuths on January 6 this year after he was caught taking bribe.

He was facing two charges one registered by the Nimapada police and another case registered by the vigilance department.

Although, High Court had granted advance bail to Naik in the criminal case filed against him by the Nimapada police, it had refused to grant him anticipatory bail in the vigilance case.

He was instead, asked by the court to surrender before the vigilance court which in turn was directed to dispose off his bail application on the same day of the surrender. As expected, the vigilance court rejected his bail application on Monday and remanded him to 14 days of judicial custody.

Sources said Naik would file a fresh bail application on Tuesday. Naik had earlier surrendered before a court at Nimapada, which as per the direction of the High Court, had granted him bail in the criminal case he is facing.