Bhubaneswar: Director General of Police (DGP) Dr Rajendra Prasad Sharma today directed Range DIG to initiate a probe and submit the report in connection with the alleged assault on a private cable operator by Nabarangpur SP Vivekananada Sharma on November 23.
Sharma said after getting the report action will be initiated accordingly.
Sharma has been accused of beating up of one Babula Hota of Senapati Sahi as the latter didn’t offer a namaskar to the top cop.
Babula was repairing the cable in the SP’s Government quarters when the top cop came and wanted to know what he was doing there. When he said he was repairing cable, the SP thrashed him severely saying “Don’t you recognise me? I am the district SP. Why didn’t you offer a namskar to me?
The incident happened on November 23.
Soon after the incident, other police officers present at the SP’s house reportedly offered money, a pair of new garments to Babula and asked him not to disclose the incident.
The matter came to the fore and Pradesh Congress Committee working president and former Nabarangpur MP Pradip Majhi, meanwhile, threatened that the party would hold a bandh in Nabarangpur town if the SP doesn’t beg apology to Babula soon by December 4.