29 September 2019
Bhubaneswar: Police on Sunday arrested 16 brokers who were operating from the premises of government hospitals and regional transport offices across the state. Following the directive of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to act against middlemen in government offices, Odisha police have launched a drive to nab unscrupulous elements.
As a part of this drive, 12 persons were arrested from hospitals while four from RTOs today. Most number of brokers were arrested from Cuttack UPD. The State police headquarters, in a press statement revealed that DGP, BK Sharma is personally monitoring the special drive against middlemen in Hospitals, Medical Colleges, Blood Banks, Dispensaries and Regional transport offices.
"The DGP has categorically instructed the SPs and DCPs to register specific cases against the middle men and arrest them promptly on the basis of evidence who are found cheating people in the hospitals and transport offices," the press release read.
"Investigation of these cases shall focus on establishing linkages of middle men with others including owners of nursing homes, diagnostic centres, health officials, Transport operators and Transport officials etc, so that appropriate legal action can be taken against them," it added.
DGP has further directed that the drive against middle men/dalals shall continue on a daily basis under the direct supervision of Superintendents of Police and Deputy Commissioner of Police. They have been directed to submit Situation Report (SITREP) on a daily basis regarding action taken in different districts.