Pradeep Pattanayak

The Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) court, Puri has issued a non-bailable warrant against a woman Inspector-In-Charge (IIC) of a police station in Bargarh district after the latter failed to appear before the court despite notices. 

As per reports, the NBW has been issued against Sangeeta Mohapatra, the IIC of Bheden police station in Bargarh district by the Puri court. The court’s move came after Mohapatra did not present herself before the court despite the issuance of notices in a gambling case made out by her. 

During her tenure at the Kumbharpada police station in Puri district, where she was posted as an SI. Mohapatra had conducted a raid at a gambling den in 2008. In connection with that case, the CJM Court, Puri had issued a notice, asking her to remain present for deposition. However, the police officer neither made her appearance nor did she respond with her reply. 

The court had initially issued a notice to the Superintendent of Police, Bargarh on April 12 seeking her appearance. However, even after that, she did not turn up in the court, forcing the court to issue the non-bailable warrant against her on Friday. 

Meanwhile, the SP, Bargarh refused to comment on the matter.