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DGP Abhaya Suspended Badachana IIC for his ultra vires acts…

Cuttack(Special Opinion)Director General of Police Shri Abhay has placed under suspension to the Badachana Police Station Inspector Incharge Shri Deepak Kumar Jena for his gross misconduct.The IIC had visited Puri Jagannath Temple yesterday along with his family members despite lockdown after which the Singhadwara Police had registered a case against him. Despite being asked not to enter the temple by the Jagannath Temple Police on duty, the IIC had entered the temple.It is reported that the accused Jena had used a stolen SUV to travel to Puri from Jajpur.Jena had forcefully entered the Jagannath temple in Puri despite the temple being closed for countrywide lockdown induced by COVID-19 threat.The vehicle owner Sushant Dalei complained to the Jajpur collector and SP today about the theft of his car and also divulged that the policeman had installed a red beacon on the SUV before going to Puri with his family.According to several reports, the vehicle was stolen from Chandikhole March 20. Next day, Dalei lodged a complaint with Badchana police. IIC Deepak seized the vehicle from the car thieves and arrested them too.“The IIC had promised to hand over the vehicle to him after seizing it from the thieves. But I am yet to get it back even though a month has passed since the incident. Hence, I approached the Collector and SP to get it back,” Dalei told the media. Meanwhile, DIG Central Range Ashish Singh said the IIC was not on leave and had not informed the SP about his travel to Puri.Earlier Monday, DGP Abhay had suspended Jena for gross misconduct and dereliction of duty.A case has been registered against Jena at the Swargadwar Police Station and investigation is underway,” the DGP tweeted.

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