Patna IIC suspended for resorting to third degree


Bhubaneswar: DGP Abhay has placed Sandhya Rani Jena, Patna police station IIC in Keonjhar district, under suspension for resorting to third degree, the video of which has gone viral on social media.

“DGP has placed Inspector Sandhya Rani Jena IIC Patna PS of Keonjhar dist under suspension for her misconduct,” tweeted the DGP.

In the viral video, Inspector In-Charge (IIC) Sandhyarani Jena was seen kicking a youth and thrashing him with a stick inside the police station.

Sources said the youth, along with three others, was brought to the police station in connection with a land dispute on March 25. He was thrashed at the police station by the IIC before being forwarded to court.

After the video of the torture went viral, Keonjhar SP Mitrabhanu Mahapatra directed Ghatgaon SDPO to probe into the matter.