Keonjhar: Woman Cop Suspended Over Allegations Of Custodial Torture


Keonjhar: In another development regarding the Keonjhar’s Patna custodial torture case, the Odisha DGP has suspended the woman police official over the same allegations.

Reportedly, the IIC Patna PS of Keonjhar dist RICT, identified as Sandhya Rani Jena, was places under suspension for her alleged misconduct.

Earlier, Keonjhar SP Mitrabhanu Mahapatra had ordered a probe into the incident after a video of torture on a youth inside police station surfaced on social media platforms.

Following this, Orissa Human Rights Commission (OHRC) on May 19 had directed the State government to pay Rs 10,000 interim compensation to the victim within 10 days.

The commission also ordered the Home Department and DGP to recover the compensation amount from salary of the woman cop from the succeeding month and directed the Keonjhar SP and Patna IIC to submit their respective reports on the matter within 4 weeks.

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