Judicial Magistrate complains police assault

Rourkela (Orissa): The first Class Judicial Magistrate of Panposh, Arun Kumar Patnaik has complained that he was forcefully taken to police station, abused and physically assaulted by the police of Uditnagar police station.

According to official sources, the state government has ordered Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC) level inquiry into the incident.

RDC, Sambalpur will investigate into it and report to the government, sources said.

Patnaik in an FIR filed before the police said patrolling police led by Inspector Sadanand Pujari forcefully took him to the police station, abused and physically assaulted on Saturday.

Rourkela Bar Association has protested the incident of mis-behaviour and physical assault on a judicial magistrate and today resorted to boycott the court work.

The Bar Association led by Ramesh Bal, its president today blocked the main road in front of the court demanding action against police officers.