Odisha cops register case against CBI for trespassing into HC judge’s residence

Cuttack: In a significant development, Twin City Commissionerate police this evening suo motu registered a case against the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the latter’s alleged trespassing into the official quarters of a sitting judge of the Orissa High Court in the wee hours today.

The Commissionerate police this evening registered a case of criminal trespass against the CBI at the Cantonment police station here basing on the report of the security personnel, who was on duty at the High Court judge’s official quarters on the intervening night of September 19-September 20.

“CBI officials had visited the judge’s residence yesterday night. The officials had asked the security personnel on duty in front of the house to allow them to enter it. The security personnel had told them that the judge whom they were searching for didn’t stay there. They were arguing when Cantonment police station PCR reached the spot. They couldn’t show search warrant nor have they observed protocol,” informed Police Commissioner Y B Khurania at a press meet.

“A case has been registered in this matter based on the report of the security personnel who was on duty. The case has been registered against CBI Inspector P K Mishra and team under sections 120(B), 353, 511 and 34 of the IPC. Cantonment PS Inspector is investigating the matter. Action as per law will be taken after the investigation is over,” the Commissioner added.

Notably, six-seven persons claiming to be CBI officials had tried to enter the Cantonment Road official residence of Orissa High Court sitting Judge Justice C R Dash at around 2 AM today.

Their entry was resisted by the security personnel on duty at Justice Dash’s residence. However, while they were engaged in an argument with the security personnel, a PCR van of the Cantonment police station which was passing through the area stopped there and asked them if they had the necessary search warrant and took them to the police station. But allegedly, police had let them go after they had disclosed their identity.




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