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Puri SP transferred amidst outcry over custodial deaths

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21/11/2020   0 Comments

Amid the outcry in Odisha over two alleged custodial deaths, the superintendent of police of Puri district, where one of the incidents occured, was transferred by the government on Friday night, official sources said.

 
Akhileswar Singh will now report to the headquarter, while the superintendent of police of Sambalpur, K Vishal Singh has been been given charge of Puri district, an official of the chief minister's office said.
 
The move was taken by the state government, which came under sharp attack from different quarters, including opposition BJP and Congress over alleged custodial deaths in Puri and Biramitrapur of Sundergarh district on Thursday.
 
The issue rocked the state Assembly during the day with BJP and Congress members staging a noisy protest on Friday forcing Speaker S N Patro to adjourn the House several times.

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