Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Feb 26:
After former Police IG Anadi Sahu, former Deputy Commandant of Odisha Special Armed Police (OSAP) Durga Prasad Hota today alleged that former Police DG Sanjeev Marik was involved in corrupt practices and gave protection to criminal elements.
He also alleged that Marik forced him to carry out various kinds of illegal activities.
“He was involved in land frauds, gave protection to dacoits and issued advanced CCR among many others. I demand an investigation into my complaints and punishment for the culprit. Let truth prevail. There is no reason why everyone in police force should be blamed for his activities,” said Hota.
Notably, he had published a book titled ‘Aparadhi DG Marik Mama’ in 2014 that details various allegedly illegal activities of Marik. He further claimed that he had written to the Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and the Governor regarding his involvement in various corrupt practices and sought an investigation into the allegations back then.
On the other hand, Marik demanded Hota to produce proof of his claims and warned of legal consequences otherwise.
“I want him to submit the evidence. Where is the evidence? I will talk to him in the court,” said an agitated former DG.