Arrest Of Innocent: Police Commissioner Admits Faulty Probe


Cuttack: Twin city police commissioner Satyajit Mohanty on Saturday admitted that faulty investigation had resulted in the arrest and imprisonment of an innocent person.

Informing the media here, Mohanty said the Lalbag Police on March 11 this year had arrested Chandan Maharana of Chandni Chowk in the city in a loot and snatching case. His family members later lodged a complaint with the DCP, asserting that their kin has been arrested by the police without any reason.

“Acting on the complaint, DCP Akhileswar Singh had ordered a probe. In course of the investigation, it was revealed that the name and address of the arrest warrantee and his father were similar to that of the youth that the police had arrested earlier,” Mohanty said.

The commisionerate police will recommend action against the investigating officer (IO), who had arrested Chandan, for faulty investigation, he added.


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