Bhubaneswar: A day after the alleged custodial death of an accused in Puri town, Puri SP Akhileshwar Singh was today transferred and attached to SP, Headquarters.
On the other hand, Sambalpur SP Kanwar Vishal Singh has been transferred and posted as SP, Puri.
Notably, K Ramesh (33) of Loknath Road area in Puri town died allegedly due to police excesses. However, Akhileshwar Singh had said that Ramesh was arrested by Baselisahi police for interrogation as he was attempting a crime in Mangalaghat area. He sustained injuries during scuffle with the cops and was admitted to the district headquarters hospital, where his condition deteriorated and he died during treatment, Singh said.
On the other hand, Ramesh’s kin alleged that he was picked up by police from his house and died of torture by the cops. His family members further alleged that they were not allowed to see the body while police conducted the cremation instead of handing over the body to them after post-mortem.