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Rajasthan to book Orissa top cop

india Updated: Jan 10, 2007 20:50 IST

A top police official of Orissa faces trouble after his son, jailed in Rajasthan for raping a German woman, failed to return from parole for which he had given the surety.

The Rajasthan government has decided to lodge a first information report (FIR), or police complaint, against Orissa's Director General of Police (Home Guards and Fire Service) BB Mohanty after his son, Biti Hotra Mohanthy, jumped parole.

Biti was granted parole November 20 and he was expected back December 4 but has failed to do so.

"We have decided to file an FIR against the Orissa DGP B.B. Mohanthy under Section 224 (Resistance or obstruction by a person to his lawful apprehension) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC)," Rajasthan's Home Minister Gulab Chand Katatia said in Jaipur.

"The jail superintend has been directed to prepare a report and lodge it with the Gandhi Nagar Police station here in Jaipur.

"It seems the Orissa DGP has misled jail authorities and police while applying for parole for his son," he said.

The minister said the government had also decided to take action against BB Mohanty under Section 130 (aiding escape of, rescuing or harbouring a prisoner) and Section 120 (concealing design to commit offence punishable with imprisonment) of the IPC.

Biti, convicted by a fast-track court, was serving a seven-year sentence in Jaipur jail for raping a 26-year-old German woman in March 2006 in Alwar.

In his application, he had asked for a 15-day parole, saying his mother was not well.

Additional collector JR Bhadu said, "BB Mohanthy had stood surety but now he says he does not know why his son did not return to the jail Dec 4 or why he violated parole by leaving Jaipur."

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