Vikash Sharma

What would you do when you get into some serious trouble? It’s obvious that you will take the help of local police in any such emergency situation. But where will you go when the protector turns violator? Well, many will not have any concrete answer to this question.

Well, we are talking about one such incident where a woman sub-inspector (SI) is now in the dock for allegedly committing a crime, taking bribe and kidnapping an elderly person. Such an incident has been reported from Mohana in Gajapati district.

As per the allegations, Jyotsna Ray, the lady Sub-Inspector posted at Mohana police station had initially taken a bribe of Rs 20,000 from one Prerit Majhi of Nudruj village on the pretext of releasing an auto-rickshaw that was seized on the charges of being used for ganja smuggling. 

The complainant had subsequently lodged a complaint on April 25 after the lady Sub-Inspector had not released the auto-rickshaw. The matter was resolved in the presence of the then Inspector-in-Charge (IIC) where the lady Sub-Inspector Jyotsna had returned the Rs 20,000 she had taken as a bribe.

“The cop had demanded Rs 50,000 and later I had given Rs 20,000. But my work was not done. Later, they kidnapped me and forced me to give in writing that the bribe allegation levelled against her was false,” the complainant alleged.

The concerned lady Sub-Inspector was later transferred to the district headquarters after the matter came to the notice of the Superintendent of Police.

This was not the end of the story.

In order to prove that the bribery charges were false, the lady cop allegedly abducted the complainant with the help of three of her associates. The complainant was allegedly taken to Kirama forest and was threatened to write a note stating that the bribe demand by the lady cop was false.

The complainant, Prerit Majhi somehow managed to escape from the clutches of the abductors and lodged a complaint against the lady Sub-Inspector and three other associates. The matter is now under investigation.

A senior officer said, “We have registered a case and further investigation is underway. Appropriate action will be taken after a detailed investigation.”

  • Reported by:
  • Mihir Jati