Dy commandant suspended over egg attack on CM

Bhubaneswar: After the suspension of two police officials, including an assistant commissioner of police (ACP), the State government yesterday took similar action against a deputy commandant who was in charge of chief minister Naveen Patnaik’s security at the time of egg attack on the CM’s carcade.

The government initiated action against Binod Dash, posted as additional DCP (Security), on the basis of probe report submitted by the Commissionerate of Police.

Sources said a group of Congress activists waylaid CM’s cavalcade and threw egg when Patnaik was on his way to Vani Vihar to address the annual day function of Utkal University here on February 19.

The Commissionerate of Police had investigated the whole incident while the director-general of police assessed the probe. The report was submitted to the Home department which put the officer on suspension for dereliction of duty.

The government had earlier suspended ACP in charge of Kharavela Nagar zone Sk Sarifuddin and assistant sub-inspector of Kharvela Nagar police station P.K. Sahu a day after the incidence.