Cops admit ‘mistake’ over youth’s arrest in Cuttack

Cuttack- After facing embarrassment for arresting a youth in Cuttack on false charges, Commissionerate Police today admitted its mistake. Police Commissioner Satyajit Mohanty clarified that the youth Chandan Moharana was innocent and was mistakenly booked in a case.

This was revealed after re- investigation was carried out by senior officials following directions from DCP Cuttack. As there were similarities in the name of the original accused and the youth arrested, the investigating officer committed the mistake.

The investigation officer had arrested Chandan mistaking him to be the miscreant wanted in a particular case.
“We will take actions against the investigating officer and will move Court for releasing the arrested youth soon,” Mohanty said.

According to sources, the Commissionerate Police had arrested Chandan Maharana of Chandini Chowk area a week ago on the basis of a Non Bailable Warrant (NBW) allegedly issued against him for his alleged involvement in a case in Sikharpur area of Cuttack in 2013.

Alleging that Chandan was being implicated in a false case, family members and other local residents had staged a demonstration and gheraoed Lalbagh Police station on March 19.