Jagatsinghpur: District SP has put a sub-inspector (SI) under suspension for misconduct and dereliction of duty.
An order issued by the SP on Wednesday stated that Bibekananda Sahoo, the SI of Naugaon police station in the district, is under suspension with effect from October 21, 2020.
The SI faced the stringent action after two audio clips and photographs showing him in uniform consuming alcohol with an unidentified person went viral on WhatsApp. In the audio clip, Sahoo is heard asking for liquor after having conservation with the person sitting near him.
During the period of suspension, Sahoo will remain under the disciplinary control of RI Jagatsinghpur and draw usual SA and DA, the order stated.