Ahmedabad: Ever since former Amreli Superintendent of Police Jagdish Patel has been sent to jail for being accused in the infamous Bitcoin Extortion case, the post has been vacant and on Monday state home ministry has appointed Nirlipt Rai as the new SP of Amreli. Ray is currently the SP of Intelligence Bureau.

The former Amreli SP Jagdish Patel along with former Dhari MLA Nalin Kotadia has been accused of getting a Surat-based real estate developer Shailesh Bhatt kidnapped and Rs 12 crore worth of cryptocurrency. After a long investigation, Patel's role had come to fore and he was arrested. He is currently housed at the Sabarmati Central Jail. Currently, the duties of SP are being discharged by the deputy SP of Amreli.

Rai, who is known for having not-so-good relations with the political class of Gujarat has been posted as the SP of Intelligence Bureau since some time and now it is to be seen on how long can he hold the fort as the Amreli SP.

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