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Jaipur police to seek custody of rape convict Bitti Mohanty

Source: PTI
March 10, 2013 15:28 IST
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A team of the Rajasthan police is expected to arrive in Kannur on Monday to seek custody of rape case convict Bitti Mohanty, who was arrested after remaining absconding for seven years by jumping parole while serving a prison term in Rajasthan.

Jaipur Assistant Police Commissioner Biju George Joseph told a Malayalam television channel that a team of the Rajasthan police would reach Kannur with jail and production warrants.
Bitti was sentenced to seven years imprisonment in 2006 for raping a 26-year-old German woman at Alwar.

Son of former Odisha director general of police B B Mohanty, Bitti had been working as a probationary officer in a public sector bank in Kannur for the last three years impersonating as 'Raghav Raja' from Andhra Pradesh. He had been charged with cheating, forgery and impersonation by the Kerala police.

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Bitti landed in trouble after the employees of the bank branch at Pazhayangadi grew suspicious of the true identity of their colleague on seeing his photo among pictures of accused in various sex crimes shown by TV channels and those floated on the Internet in the wake of the Delhi gang-rape incident.

Bitti was picked up from his local residence on Friday evening and during interrogation revealed his true identity after initially trying to mislead the police.

The arrest proceedings were completed after the police also corroborated their findings by interacting with their counterparts in Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha.

After jumping parole in 2006, Bitti obtained an MBA degree and managed to get into the bank as a probationary officer. He pretended to be an Andhraite and during his stay also learnt to speak Malayalam well, without giving a clue to local people or his colleagues that he is a convict.

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