Cuttack, Jan 28: Police DG Abhay today ordered Crime Branch probe into death of Personal Assistant (PA) of Malkangiri Collector. The body of Deba Narayan Panda was found near Satiguda dam in Malakangiri district in December 2019, a day after he went on missing.
In November last year, police had booked the then Malkangiri district Collector, Manish Agarwal and three of his colleagues on charges of murdering Panda. Agarwal was booked under the Sections of IPC 302, 506, 201, 204, 220(B) and 34.
The case was registered after a court directed the police to book the collector and associates after hearing the plea of the family of the deceased. Panda’s family had lodged an FIR against district collector and three others at the district Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate (SDJM) court in this connection.