30 December 2017
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Director General of Police (DGP) has sharply reacted to the serious allegations levelled by the Kunduli ‘gangrape’ victim against him in a certain section of electronic media during the news bulletin aired on Friday evening prime time slot. Issuing a press release, the DGP office has fervently countered it dubbing as “false, fabricated, malicious and motivated”.
As per the DGP office press release, “In certain section of electronic media, some unfounded allegations have been made in connection with the alleged case of rape in Kunduli, Koraput. It has been reported that the DGP, Odisha allegedly tried to influence the complainant of the case.”
“The allegations are categorically and totally denied being false, fabricated, malicious and motivated. It is further clarified that at no occasion the DGP, Odisha has ever met or interacted in any manner whatsoever with the complainant of the case,” added the press release.
In the wake of startling news aired by certain section of electronic media on Friday evening prime time slot pertaining to the contentious Kunduli gangrape in Koraput in October this year, the victim girl was heard levelling serious allegations on the incumbent Odisha Director General of Police (DGP).
She was heard accusing the Odisha DGP of offering her money while she was in the hospital post incident. She in her byte alleged that she was offered Rs 90,000 in a packet along with a blank sheet of paper to put down her signature as dictated. However, she claimed having turned down the money and also refused to sign the blank sheet.
As the girl even during the Crime Branch probe, political hullabaloo and also during her hospitalisation had never uttered such grave allegations against the DGP before media, such an unexpected development now points a needle of suspicion at certain unscrupulous elements with vested interests trying to defame and malign the image of DGP Dr R.P. Sharma.