Manish Anurag Murder Case: Constable Prasanna Behera Dismissed From Service

Bhubaneswar: Constable Prasanna Behera who was arrested on Saturday for operating a bar illegally in violation of COVID-19 guidelines, has been dismissed from service.

The Commissionerate of Police today ordered his dismissal from Government service on grounds of multiple cases and proceedings against him.

According to reports, Behera, who is also the president of Havildar and Constable Association, has 5 criminal cases and 8 departmental proceedings in his name.

On October 10, son of senior journalist Naveen Das, Manish Anurag was found dead in a pond at Patrapada. Investigation revealed that Manish and his friends had been to South City Hotel’s Bar which remained open till early morning, in blatant violation of COVID-19 guidelines.

A video showing Behera dancing inside the bar also went viral after Manish’s death. While this bar comes under the jurisdiction of Tamando police limits, IIC Tamando was shunted on Friday.