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Charges framed against top cop Mohanti

August 30, 2007 13:43 IST

A week after suspending him, the Orissa government has framed charges against top police official B B Mohanti, accused of sheltering his rape convict son.

Mohanti, who had been accused of helping his rape convict son jump parole from a jail in Rajasthan, has been charged on three accounts.

The DIG has been accused of not giving any information to the government regarding his visit to Jaipur on November 2006 to get his son released on parole. He was also blamed for suppressing information in this regard on the pretext that the matter was sub judice.

He was also accused of not helping the government implement a court order to pay an amount of Rs 50,000 as he stood surety while bringing his son on parole. The government was forced to recover money from Mohanti's account.

He was also charged with going on unauthorised leave in a bid to nullify execution of the NBW. Mohanti also did not pay any importance to the government's rejection of his leave application.

Mohanti was suspended on August 24 after a non-bailable warrant was issued against him by a Rajasthan court for allegedly sheltering his son.

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