05 December 2019
Balasore: An ASI of Soro Police Station was suspended on Thursday on charges of implicating a person in a false case as the latter was behind bars on the date of the crime he was arrested for.
Reportedly, ASI Minaketan had arrested Ranjit Nayak (20) of Chintamanipada village on November 1, 2019, on charges of looting a finance company employee on May 23, 2019.
However, family members questioned the move of police as Ranjit had been arrested earlier on January 19, 2019, in another case and was undergoing jail term at Soro Sub Jail during the loot incident. He was released on bail on August 2, 2019.
It was after the incident came to light ASI Minaketan was suspended by Balasore IG Diptesh Kumar Pattanayak.