A Sub Inspector has been suspended by the district Superintendent of police on costs of misconduct and dereliction of responsibility for allegedly making a pregnant girl stroll for 3 kilometers throughout a helmet-checking drive.
Reena Baxal, Officer-In-Cost (OIC) of Sarat Police Station in Mayurbhanj District, was positioned beneath suspension with speedy impact from March 28 and hooked up to Baripada Headquarters, in line with a press release in a letter by the Mayurbhanj SP. Baxal has been requested handy over the cost of the Police Station to Assistant Sub Inspector BD Dasmohapatra.
The motion was taken after a pregnant girl and her husband accused the Officer in Cost (OIC) of torturing her.
The girl, Gurubari, was going to Udala Sub-divisional hospital for a well being check-up along with her husband Bikram Biruli on a motorcycle once they have been stopped by police. Whereas Bikram was sporting a helmet, Gurubari was not.
When Bikram mentioned his spouse was not sporting a helmet because of her well being situation, the OIC allegedly didn’t pay heed and slapped a positive of Rs 500 for violating visitors guidelines beneath the Motor Autos Act.
Baxal additionally allegedly compelled Bikram to go to the closest police station to pay the positive, leaving his spouse on the spot. Nonetheless, the pregnant girl additionally made a grueling three-kilometer journey on foot within the scorching warmth.
Based mostly on the inquiry report, the Superintendent of police has suspended the officer.