Bhubaneswar: In the wake of allegations of custodial torture levelled by the aggrieved kin of the six arrestees apprehended recently by the Pipili Police Station (PS), the Central Range DIG has been ordered by the Odisha Police Heaquarters to enquire into the matter.
A press note issued today by the Odisha Police a while ago stated, “Allegations have been published in some print and electronic media about assault on some persons forwarded to jail on 19.11.2020 by Pipili Police Station. An enquiry by DIG of Police, Central Range, Cuttack has been ordered into the allegations.”
Notably, the six arrestees identified as Hafiz Khan (25), Pratap Kumar Behera (23), Raju Behera (18), Mohammad Tafiq alias Juma (18), Jagannath Puspalak alias Jaga (19) and Dharanidhar Behera (24) have allegedly been admitted to Cuttack SCB Medical College and Hospital today with multiple injury marks on their bodies. It is being alleged by their kin that they have been meted out police excess for many days soon after they were rounded up by Pipili PS on November 13.