Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Jun 27:
The Utkal Bharat president Kharavela Swain today lodged an FIR against chief minister Naveen Patnaik and Director, State Vigilance, Kanwar Brajesh Singh in the Capital Police station here in connection with the Vigilance case against former Director General of Police (DGP) Prakash Mishra, which was quashed by the Odisha High Court recently.
“In the FIR, I have mentioned that the Odisha High Court, which had quashed the case against Mishra recently, had observed that the State Vigilance had deliberately and willfully registered a one-sided case against Mishra to satisfy his higher-ups. Besides, the court had also said that honest officers like Mishra are made victims by the political leaders in India. My question is, who is this political boss?,” Swain told reporters after his return from the Capital Police Station.
He said such is the audacity of the state government that it has not taken any action against the Vigilance director till date in spite of the stinging criticism by the High Court.
“Therefore, I decided to lodge an FIR seeking action against the chief minister and the Vigilance Director for hatching a criminal conspiracy against Mishra with special reference to the High Court order,” Swain added.