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B’NGIR LAW AND ORDER DETERIORATING’ Tuesday, 23 December 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar

B’NGIR LAW AND ORDER DETERIORATING’
Tuesday, 23 December 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
    
The law and order situation in Balangir is deteriorating and the police have not been able to nab the culprits involved in recent crimes. This was observed by Balangir Congress MLA and Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Narasingha Mishra while speaking to mediapersons here on Monday.
He pointed out that on December 17, a businessman from Lathore, Sitaram Agrawal, who had come to Balangir, withdrew Rs 8 lakh from a bank and while he was purchasing medicine at Patna Hotel Chowk, his cash bag was taken away from his car in broad daylight.  Again, on December 19, a local businessman, Sashi Malang, while returning home at around 9.45 pm, was attacked by miscreants and his bag was looted.
These two loot incidents and the failure of police to nab the miscreants till today are matters of concern. “The ignorance of the ASP over these incidents when I talked to him is surprising,” Mishra said. The police, he felt, is utilised to serve the ruling BJD bosses, rather than tackling law and order, he alleged further.
The arrest of DSP Pramod Panda by the CBI for his involvement in the chit fund scam speaks a lot. Alok Jena had filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking a CBI inquiry into the chit fund scam and Panda had threatened and tried to influence him to withdraw the petition. Interestingly, Panda was given the charge to investigate the murder of BJD leader Abhimanyu Sahu of Titilagarh. He was given the job with specific instruction to “overlook” the conspiracy angel of the murder case to save BJD leaders, Mishra said.
The police should intensify patrolling in the town police and nab the culprits involved in the loot incidents without further delay so that all people should feel the presence of, Mishra said.


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