Bitti case: Probe team leaves for Kerala

Bhubaneswar: The four-member team of Kerala police investigating rape convict Bitihotra Mohanty case returned to home state after completing inquiry in Odisha.

During the process of investigation, the team on Friday visited three educational institutions in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack – Stewart School, Christ College and KIIT University where Bitihotra had pursued his study. After examining his all academic records, the team revealed that Bitti impersonated himself as Raghav Rajan by forging his all academic certificates.

After four hours of interrogation, the probe team on Saturday gave a clean chit to former Odisha DGP (home guard) B B Mohanti in the impersonation and forgery cases against his rape convict son Bitihotra.

The Kerala police also met present DGP Prakash Mishra at the state police headquarters here and apprised him about the case.

Meanwhile, the Kerala Police have taken Bitti Mohanty back to Kannur after establishing his identity in Rajasthan. Bitti will remain in the custody of the Kerala Police till March 21.

“Further steps will be taken only after considering all the facts given by three investigation teams after returning from Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Rajasthan,” said Kerala police.

In 2006 Bitti had been convicted of raping a German tourist in Alwar and later jumped parole and went on the run. Bitti was arrested on March 8 after he was found to be working in a Kerala bank under a false name. He had secured the position and even an MBA degree allegedly using false certificates.