Suspended IAS officer Santosh Verma at District Court
Suspended IAS officer Santosh Verma at District Court


​Suspended IAS officer Santosh Verma has been sent to judicial custody till July 30​, by a local court on Saturday.​ ​Meanwhile, DPO Akram Sheikh ​whose statement was also recorded in the case by the police ​vacated his cabin to make way for the new DPO, who will take charge on Monday.

​Verma was on​ a ​three​-​day remand from July 14 during which his call records and voice forensics were done on the audios recovered from his phone.​ Verma​ ​was promoted to the IAS cadre ​on the basis of forged court orders, which purportedly gave him a clean chit in a assault case registered at the Lasudia police station. After getting the IAS cadre he was ​posted as ​additional commissioner in the ​u​rban ​a​dministration and ​d​evelopment ​d​epartment in Bhopal.

Sheikh​ was promoted on July 14 a​nd he will join as ​assistant director in the Public Prosecution Directorate, Bhopal. In his place, DPO (Rewa) Sanjeev Shrivastava has been transferred to Indore.

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