Noida: Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) of Gautam Budh Nagar, Vaibhav Krishna, who has been in news for last couple of weeks for a video chat with a woman which went viral on social media, was suspended by the Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday.
The development came after a forensic lab report submitted its report to the Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. The report said, “No sign of edit, alteration, medication, morphing was observed in this video.”
Following the video chat went viral on social media, Krishna had himself lodged an FIR in the case. An investigation in the matter was conducted under the supervision of IG, Meerut, Alok Singh, who had sent the video to forensic lab for checking its authenticity.
Vaibhav Krishna reportedly also leaked a confidential letter that he had written to the state government accusing five officers of conniving with certain builders, extortionists and local journalists to ensure transfers and postings in exchange of money.
UP DGP OP Singh had said last week that this amounted to a violation of service rules.
Krishna, a 2000 batch IPS officer, had also accused an ASP rank officer, a Provincial Civil Services (PCS) officer, four inspectors, a sub-inspector and three constables in his letter of extending favours to these middlemen.
The IPS officer had claimed that the morphed video was leaked to tarnish his image. He also alleged that he was being targeted because he had begun a probe to expose the nexus between the IPS officers, journalists and builders.