RPS Officer Jitendra Anchaliya, who was the Deputy Superintendent of Police at Udaipur during the Kanhaiya Murder episode, has been remanded to Judicial Custody till 27 February following a court hearing on 13 February 2023. The District Court in Udaipur has given a similar order for his 3 associates in the same matter related to demanding bribe.
Jitendra Aanchaliya was picked up by the Anti-Corruption Bureau, Jaipur in a bribery case, where he was accused by the ACB of demanding bribe from a Non Resident Indian hailing from Udaipur.
All the four accused presented at the ACB court on 13 February under strict police supervision, following which the Court ordered all four to be sent to Judicial Custody for a period of 14 days. RPS Jitendra Anchaliya represented himself in the District Court at Udaipur today. Denying all the allegations leveled against him, Anchaliya said that his name was not mentioned in the FIR lodged at Sukher police station and nor was there any mention of his name in the conversation held by Head Constable Roshan Lal.
Anchaliya has also asked for voice verification on the audio recording received by ACB. In the hearing, which lasted for about 20 minutes, Aanchaliya presented his stand on 10 points. Later, the court sent all the four accused including RPS Anchaliya to Judicial Custody.
RPS Jitendra Anchaliya association with Udaipur goes back a long way, and his last post was that of Deputy Superintendent of Police. Prior to this he had been stationed in many police stations across the city.
During his stay as CO West, Jitendra Anchaliya was accused by an NRI of demanding bribe in lieu of presenting FR in a plot case. In the investigation that followed, the ACB arrested four people including Jitendra Anchaliya. After the news of the ACB's action in the matter was published in the media over the last few days, four to five more probable victims came forward, accusing RPS Jitendra Anchaliya of demanding bribe from them. It is believed that many big names are also likely to be revealed during the investigation.