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5T Impact: DGP Abhay Suspends IIC On Charges Of Gross Misconduct


30 January 2020

Himansu Mohapatra


Dhenkanal: In yet another example of the people-friendly programme ‘Mo Sarkar’ a cop was placed under suspension by Director General of Police, Abhay, on charges of gross misconduct and indiscipline.

As per an official communiqué released by Odisha Police Headquarters, Inspector-in-charge of Kankadahad police station in Dhenkanal district, Pramod Kumar Lenka has been placed under suspension with immediate effect for his gross misconduct and indiscipline. The note added that during this period the police officer will remain under the disciplinary control of Narasingha Bhol, IG of Police, North-Central Range (NCR), Talcher.

Providing more clarity on the matter, Bhol posted a tweet on the micro-blogging site, stating that the Lenka had allegedly refused to register a case of a woman who was assaulted severely. Three weeks later the woman’s son raised a question on why the FIR was not registered in this case. The youth even recorded his conversation with the IIC. Infuriated by his action, Lenka reportedly put the ‘innocent’ youth in the lock-up.

As per sources the woman and her son took help of the highly successful ‘Mo Sarkar’ programme and lodged her grievance. The quick action that followed her complaint goes on to show the effectiveness of the programme.

On the occasion of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had launched the ambitious 'Mo Sarkar' initiative under the 5T charter. It was dedicated to serving people who are visiting police stations in Odisha.

‘Mo Sarkar’ programme is dedicated for petitioners, aggrieved people, complainants, or the general public who seek police service. In case anyone is dissatisfied with the response, behaviour and action of the police, he or she can call the Mo Sarkar helpline number and report the irregularity to top-notch officials, Ministers, or even the Chief Minister himself.