Bhubaneswar, Oct 24: Constable Prasanna Behera who was earlier arrested for his alleged link with Hotel South City in Bhubaneswar has been dismissed from service.
“By exercising power under article 311(2)(b) of Constitution of India, competent authority i.e DCP, BBSr has dismissed C/1634 Prasanna Ku Behera from Odisha Police with immediate effect. As per records he has 08 departmental proceedings and 05 criminal cases against him at various stages,” read a press release by police.
Behera is the secretary of Havildar and Constable Association of Bhubaneswar. Behera’s name surfaced after the alleged murder of senior journalist Naveen Das’ son Manish Anurag.
Manish was last seen at the bar on the premises of the hotel at Patrapada. The bar was leased to a relative of Behera, according to reports. Behera was earlier suspended on the basis of an inquiry conducted by an officer in the rank of Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police.