Centre has confirmed Gajbhiye’s suspension: Home secy

Bhubaneswar: Principal secretay, Home, Asit Kumar Tripathy on Monday said the Centre has confirmed the suspension of Odisha cadre IPS and former Kendrapara SP Satish Gajbhiye as per the All India Services Rule.

“Besides, Gajbhiye has been apprised of the draft charge through the Director General of Police,” he added.

He further said the former Kendrapara SP was asked to reply within 30 days as to why action should not be taken against him for alleged violation of human rights, which can be seen in the video footages of media
on the brutal lathi-charge by the police, led by him, during a demonstration by the irate people demanding immediate arrest of self-styled godman Sarathi Baba alias Santosh Raula.

Further action will be taken against Gajbhiye as per All India Services Rule, he added.

Gajbhiye was placed under suspension on August 13 six days after the brutal police action against the locals in Kendrapara on August 7 this year.