Crime

Home Secretary assures stern action against cop for assaulting media persons

Bhubaneswar: Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Asit Tripathy today assured stern action against Talabania police station IIC Ramakanta Patra (now transferred) for assaulting media persons in the Capital Hospital premises here Sunday night reportedly in an inebriated condition.

Tripathy assured a delegation of media persons who met the former that stern action will be initiated against the cop after preliminary investigation.

Meanwhile, Puri SP Sarthak Sarangi removed Patra from the police station. The IIC has been shifted to the Puri District police headquarters.

On Sunday evening Patra assaulted media persons in the Capital Hospital premises.

The IIC was reportedly drunk at the time of the incident. The victim, a reporter of a private TV channel lodged a written complaint in this regard with the Capital police station here.

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