Odisha Police Official Slaps Case Against Himself; Know Why

Jajpur: In an unusual incident, a senior police official has slapped a case against himself for allegedly harassing and misbehaving with a dalit couple in Odisha’s Jajpur district, reports said on Saturday.

The Inspector In-Charge (IIC) of Korai police station in the district  has reportedly registered a case against himself making the charges against himself. The police official, who has made the rare move,  has been identified as Shravan Kumar Maharana.

As per reports, a group of villagers had attacked Balaram Jena, his wife Gitanjali and their family members at Chanchania village on September 11 suspecting that he had stolen a tractor.

Following the intervention of police, Balaram was taken to the police station. Next day, his wife reached the police station, where the IIC allegedly misbehaved with her, they said.

It has also been alleged that the IIC kept Balaram at the police station for a couple of days and harassed him. Balaram was released from the police station after the tractor was traced.

Subsequently, his family members reportedly met the district Superintendent of Police and sought action against the IIC.

A Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) has been appointed as the Investigating Officer of the case, sources added.

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