Shillong, Nov 13: Meghalaya Police Service (MPS) officer, Gabriel K. Iangrai who was recently arrested has been sent to judicial custody by a Special Court on Saturday.
“A Special Court has given him judicial custody till November 25,” P. Yobin counsel for Iangrai told reporters.
It may be mentioned that Iangrai has been suspended after he was arrested on November 2.
On the same evening, the MPS officer who was taken for medical check up was admitted at the Civil Hospital, Shillong due to health complications.
On November 5 after he was released from the hospital, he was remanded to 7-days police custody.
Iangrai, was arrested for allegedly misappropriating government funds earmarked for construction of National Emergency Response System (NERS) Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) facility at Sadar Police Station Complex here.
State Criminal Investigation Department has registered a case against the Meghalaya Police Service (MPS) officer under Prevention of Corruption Act besides various sections of the Indian Penal Code.
The embezzlement of public funds worth over Rs. 35 lakhs by Iangrai was unearthed during an inquiry conducted by a four-member team led by Deputy Inspector-General (Eastern Range) Davis Nestell R Marak to probe into the construction of the NERS- PSAP facility.
He kept some of the fund into his personal custody and submitted a falsified utilisation certificate of the project to the government.