The IIC of Tamando Police Station in Bhubaneswar was transferred on Friday (Oct 22) in connection with the murder of Manish Anurag, son of senior journalist Navin Das.
The IIC of Tamando Police Station in Bhubaneswar was transferred on Friday (Oct 22) in connection with the murder of Manish Anurag, son of senior journalist Navin Das. The Inspector-In-Charge (IIC) of Tamando Police Station, Pramod Pattanayak, was transferred to DCP office for dereliction of duty.
The IIC was transferred for dereliction of duty for letting the dance bar, which Manish visited just before murder, operate without licence in his jurisdiction. Following a probe by Additional DCP, Constable Prasanna Behera was suspended from duty as he was operating the bar on lease.
Later on Saturday, Prasanna Behera was arrested along with the owner of the hotel and the bar manager. The dance bar, which was sealed after the details of the murder surfaced, was reopened and raids were conducted by police after reports of its illegal operation.
During the raid at the bar at Hotel South City, police seized huge quantities of alcohol and bundles of cash from the premises. Hotel South City's dance bar came to the limelight, after the death of Manish Anurag on October 10. During the investigation of the case, police discovered through the CCTV footage of the hotel that Manish had been to that bar, a night prior to his death.
Police had then revealed that the three accused in the case, along with Manish had visited the bar on that fateful night. Later, Manish was murdered by the trio outside the hotel, following an altercation over bill payment.