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Assault On Cop: 13 Arrested In Odisha's Balasore

01 August 2019

Pramod Kumar Das

Balasore: Barely a week after the assault on former IIC of Baliapal Police Station, Prabhu Kalyan Acharya, police on Thursday arrested 13 persons in Baliapal of Balasore.

Acharya had been chased and thrashed by locals on July 26 when he had gone to probe the death of a minor boy who was found hanging inside a restaurant, where he was working, near IDCO Chowk.

Following the tension, he was transferred and  posted to the District Police Headquarters, while Remuna IIC Ranjit Kumar Sahu took over as the IIC of Baliapal.

Later, on instruction of DGP RP Sharma, a team of State Human Rights Protection Cell (HRPC) led by Investigating Officer Ranjit Naik, DSP visited Balasore to take charge of investigation of the case.