17 June 2019
Bhubaneswar: DG Police Dr RP Sharma on Monday placed Kodinga IIC Puspendu Sagar under suspension with immediate effect. Sagar, former inspector-in-charge of Kosagumuda police station with an additional charge of Kodinga police station, has been suspended in connection with the death of an elderly man.
Sagar's suspension came in the wake of not following any legal formalities while conducting a raid on a gambling den. Two persons were detained by the police during this raid out of which one died while being shifted to Vishakhapatnam for treatment.
“Dr RP Sharma, DGP, Odisha has placed Inspector Puspendu Sagar, Ex IIC Kosagumuda P.S with additional charge of Kodinga P.S of Nabarangpur District under suspension with immediate effect pending drawal of disciplinary proceeding for not following any legal formalities and procedures while conducting gambling raid and detaining two persons thereof,” a statement issued by the state police headquarters read.
“Out of these two persons, one person died while being shifted to Visakhapatnam Hospital on being referred by Medical Officer of Kosagumuda and Nabarangapur,” the statement said.
“This resulted in serious law and order situation in the locality on 16.06.2019. During the period of suspension, Sagar will remain under the disciplinary control of DIG of Police, southwest range (SWR), Koraput, it added.