BHUBANESWAR: Inspector-in-charge of Kakatpur police station in Puri district was on Sunday arrested on charges of molesting a female constable last week.
The accused, Srikant Barik, 38, was produced in a trial court and later sent to judicial custody following rejection of his bail plea, police sources said. The police action followed a complaint lodged by the constable on Saturday. She also brought the matter to the notice of district SP Ashish Kumar Singh the same day though the incident occurred on January 6.
“A DSP-rank officer inquired into her allegations, which were found to be true. He will also face departmental action,” Singh said. Police sources said Singh on Sunday recommended the police headquarters to suspend Barik. – READ MORE