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BHUBANESWAR: An assistant sub-inspector (ASI) was on Monday suspended for allegedly harassing a girl over cellphone.
Suspension of the cop, recognized as Subrat Gyanaranjan, got here hours after the 25-year-old lady lodged a grievance of psychological harassment in opposition to him at Mahila police station in Bhubaneswar.
Police mentioned Gyanaranjan, who’s a workers of the state crime information bureau (SCRB), allegedly harassed the lady over cellphone throughout his latest short-term posting in authorities’s Covid-19 management room in Bhubaneswar.
The girl alleged that the cop befriended her on Fb just a few years in the past. “He had been forcing me to marry him regardless of my rejection. He had been harassing me over cellphone and threatened me of dire penalties. Police are regarded among the many frontline Corona warriors. However, this ASI’s conduct is stunning,” the lady, who belonged to Cuttack, alleged.
Police mentioned they have been verifying her expenses. “Now we have despatched a discover to the ASI to look earlier than us for interrogation. Motion will probably be taken if the costs are proved,” a police officer mentioned.
The incident got here shut on the heels of a latest spate of incidents involving allegations of misbehaviour to girls by cops. On June 2, Saheed Nagar police arrested three individuals, together with a constable, recognized as Dasaratha Nayak for allegedly kidnapping and molesting a girl in a shifting auto-rickshaw. Nandankanan police station’s former inspector-in-charge Paramananda Nayak was suspended on Could 28 for allegedly misbehaving with a feminine cop.
Capital police station had lately registered a case in opposition to Rakesh Samal, a sub-inspector of the identical police station, for allegedly harassing a girl on the pretext of marrying her.