Drunk youth posing as Odisha minister’s relative misbehaves with on-duty cops during shutdown

Bhubaneswar: A drunk youth allegedly created ruckus in middle of the road after he was caught at a police checking point during weekend shutdown in Bhubaneswar yesterday night.

The accused identified as Jiban Jyoti Mallick in an inebriated condition allegedly misbehaved with on-duty police officials posing himself as nephew of State Commerce & Transport Minister Padmanabha Behera at Fire Station Square on Sunday night.

According to reports, the police officials caught him for movement on the road on a two-wheeler at around 9.00 PM on Sunday when the weekend shutdown was in force. When he was asked about the purpose of movement, he introduced himself as an influential person and misbehaved with cops.

Source said that the accused person resides at Nayapalli area.

“He was impersonating himself as a relative of many persons in top positions of the Government. He was arrested on charges of violating COVID restrictions and misbehaving with police personnel and was forwarded to a local court,” informed Bhubaneswar DCP Umashankar Das.

The COVID restrictions will be enforced strictly and the Commissionerate Police is trying to stop all the vehicles passing through the checking points in the city, he added.

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