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Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: Trouble is mounting for former DGP Sanjeev Marik with each passing day. After former IG Anadi Sahu, it was the turn of retired deputy commandant of OSAP Durga Prasad Hota on Friday to accuse him of involvement in various scams and protecting criminals during his tenure.

Hota told media persons, “A proper investigation should be conducted andthe accused should get the punishment. Why should the whole police system be defamed? Why is the media not naming other IAS, IPS officers?”

Hota alleged that Marik used to force him to undertake illegal activities. In 2014, the retired deputy commandant had written a book ‘DG Marik Mama’ listing several allegations against the former DGP. He had even requested the Chief Minister and the Governor to examine the charges and conduct an independent inquiry, he revealed.

Marik hit back saying Hota should provide certain evidence while making the allegation. Otherwise, he would sue him in a court like Anadi Sahu. .

Earlier, Anadi Sahu had alleged that Marik had taken Rs 7 crore from the Dhalasamant brothers, who are in jail for alleged involvement in murders and tender fixing.Marik had received the amount through his steno Rabindra Sethi, Sahu had claimed.

Talking about Marik’s illegal money transactions, the former IG had said the former DGP had entrusted his illegal activity to him and Ram Narayan Agarwal, who owns a crusher unit at Dadhimachhagadia near Khurda.

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