Bhubaneswar: Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Commissioner of Police Dr Sudhansu Sarangi has landed in a controversy for allegedly misbehaving with Odisha Petroleum Dealers’ Association president Sasank Sekhar Sahu and “disrespecting” the Governor, the Prime Minister and the President.
Sahu on Saturday submitted a written complaint against the top at the Capital Police Station here.
As per the complaint, the alleged incident had happened at about 5 pm on October 21 when Sahu had visited the Commissioner of Police at the Commissionerate headquarters to hand over an application to address a public issue.
“I had to gone to the office of the Commissioner of Police on October 21 at about 5 pm to meet him and hand over an application to address a public issue. By that time the Commissioner of Police was standing in front of office chamber and discussing with some people, including Preetinanda Routray. I met him and handed over an application,” said Sahu in the complaint.
“I also conveyed him that a copy of his application has been given to the Governor. Hearing this, most shockingly he immediately reacted that I am not working under the Governor, nor the President and the Prime Minister. I also politely told him not to behave in such an uncivilised manner being a responsible Government officer. He further reacted angrily and pushed me back and asked me to take back your application and meet Governor or president or the prime Minister or anybody redress your grievance,” said Sahu.
“In view of this unruly and uncivilised behaviour against the constitutional heads and misbehaviour to me before general public without any provocation is highly distressful. Hence, this application may please be treated as FIR against Sudhansu Sarangi , Commissioner of Police,” said Sahu.
Meanwhile, the Twin City police refuted the allegation. “Allegations of any disrespect to high constitutional authorities is preposterous & totally denied,” responded the Commissionerate police.