Vigilance Director Debasis Panigrahi Loses Covid Battle

Bhubaneswar: Senior IPS officer Debasis Panigrahi passed away at a private hospital in Kolkata tonight. He was 56. Panigrahi was the Director of State Vigilance.

He was undergoing ECMO treatment at a private hospital in Kolkata for the last 10 days. Panigrahi’s condition was very critical since today morning. He breathed his last at 10:15 pm, sources said.

The senior IPS officer’s body is likely to be brought to Odisha tomorrow. He had tested positive for Covid-19 and was first undergoing treatment at Cuttack. On June 8, Panigrahi was airlifted to Kolkata for advanced treatment.