Nimapara inspector gives police a slip

Konark: It is both an astonishing and unwarranted incident which has very few parallels. An alleged guilty policeman of the rank of an inspector running away from the clutches of policemen from another establishment and later the same policemen searching for the fugitive inspector. The curious incident took place today in Nimapara area of Puri district.

The incident moved like this. Police personnel, of course in civil dress, from the vigilance department caught red-handed the inspector-in-charge of Nimapara police station, Bimal Chandra Nayak, while taking bribe to the tune of Rs. 5,000 from one Sanjaya Mohapatra.The officer was caught by the vigilance police inside the police station itself.

Hardly a few minutes had passed and the vigilance sleuths were preparing to start the legal processes when there was a crowd around 60 persons reached the police station. What followed was utter chaos. The crowd then started creating trouble inside the police station. The people even held the complaint Sanjaya Mohapatra as hostage. The crowd snatched away the Rs. 5000 recovered from Bimal Chandra Nayak.

The crowd then forcefully took away Bimal Chandra Nayak from the police station. Within minutes the crowd had surged in number as well. The inspector in question Bimal Chandra Nayak scurried away. Not just that. The crowd allegedly also took away about Rs. 15,000 and some amount of golden ornaments seized from Bimal Nayak`s house. 

The incident understandably created flutters in the entire area and the state vigilance department. Was it stage managed by Nirmal Nayak? Why he is on the run? Why did he hide like a fugitive instead of surrendering like a law abiding policeman? The Director General of Vigilance, the Deputy Inspector General of Central Range at Cuttack and Sp, Puri had joint deliberations on the incident. Only time can tell what disciplinary action is initiated against Bimal Chandra Nayak.