Nation First News: Inspector Pushpendu Sagar, who was in charge of Kodinga Police Station in Nabarangpur District, placed under suspension by DGP, Odisha in connection with the alleged custodial death of a person.
Disciplinary proceedings initiated against him for not owing legal formalities and procedures while conducting gambling raid and detaining two people.
Out of the two detained persons, one person dies while being shifted to Visakhapatnam Hospital on being referred by Medical Officer of Kosagumuda and Nabarangpur. The deceased has been identified as Gobardhan Bindhani (62), a resident of Panjaraguda village near Dabugaon.
His death resulted in serious law and order situation, as it was attributed to torture in police custody. During the period of suspension, Pushpendu Sagar will remain under the disciplinary control of DIG of Police, SWR, Koraput.