Bhubaneswar, Aug 15: Odisha DGP Abhay on Saturday suspended Dhaneshwar Sahu, IIC of Jaleswar police station in Balasore district over his alleged involvement with peddlers.
It was informed in a tweet from the official handle of DGP Abhay.
The order came after a purported audio clip of a telephonic conversation went viral on social media in which a police officer, reported to be Dhaneshwar Sahu, is heard threatening the brother of a brown sugar peddler and demanding money with help of a lawyer.
It is alleged that Sahu threatened brother of a drug peddler and demanded money for release of a seized vehicle.
Leading Odia news channel News7 was first to air the viral audio clip following which police had launched an investigation into the matter.