Police in soup as locals protest detention of youth over ‘false’ charges in Cuttack

Cuttack:  Locals of Chandini Chowk gheraoed the Lalbag Police Station in Cuttack today protesting the detention of a youth over a false case.

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

However, family members of Maharana have alleged that that the police have wrongly arrested him. Protesting the police’ action and demanding immediate release of Maharana, over hundred locals staged a mass protest in front of the Lalbag Police Station and later gheraoed its premises today.

Responding to the allegations levelled of Maharana’s family Cuttack DCP Akhileshvar Singh assured that a probe has been directed into the incident.

“Taking cognizance of the allegations, the ACP of Zone-1 has been directed to conduct the enquiry. The investigation is in final stage we will get the report in a couple of days,” said Singh.

Meanwhile, the family members of Mahrana have moved the State Human Rights commission seeking its intervention in connection with the matter.