Balasore: Director General of Police (DGP), Odisha Abhay today placed Inspector Dhaneswar Sahu Inspector In-Charge Jaleswar Police Station under suspension for gross misconduct.
The DGP informed about placing Sahu under suspension through a tweet from his official handle today.
Sahu was placed under suspension after an audio clip of a telephonic conversation purported to be between a police officer of Balasore district and a drug peddler Nasuruddin went viral.
The police officer heard in the audio clip is reportedly Sahu, who is heard demanding money from brown sugar peddler Nasuruddin and threatening him to put him behind bars if he fails to do so.
Following the audio clip going viral IG Diptesh Patnaik on Friday had ordered Balasore Superintendent of Police Sudhansu Sekhar Mishra to conduct an inquiry into the matter.
“We have conducted a preliminary inquiry in the audio clip that has gone viral. For a fair inquiry, he has been attached to the headquarters. Appropriate action will be taken on the basis of the findings of the inquiry. Scientific evidence will be collected and examined. Action will be taken against all those who are involved in illegal work,” said Mishra talking to reporters.