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Top cop BB Mohanti retires

Orissa's top cop BB Mohanti, who courted controversy after his rape convict son jumped parole, today retired from service after a 35-year stint.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2010 10:17 PM IST

Orissa's top cop BB Mohanti, who courted controversy after his rape convict son jumped parole, on Friday retired from service after a 35-year stint.

The 1972 batch IPS officer, who retired as commandant general, home guard and director general of fire service in Orissa police, was known for ushering in prison reforms in the state.

Mohanti was accused of helping his son jump parole, a charge under which he was arrested leading to his suspension from government service in 2007.

He was, however, reinstated in the same post in 2009, just before the general elections.

His 25-year-old son Bitihotra, convicted for raping a German woman on April 12, 2006, was granted parole in November 2006 on condition of returing to the jail in Rajasthan by December 4, 2006.

Bitihotra did not return and went missing. His whereabouts are still not known.

"I will work for the uplift of the children of prisoners and spend time with the kids," Mohanti said.

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