Kerala police team to visit Puttaparthi
Bitti Mohanty case A police team from Kerala is expected to reach Puttaparthy any time to probe the case of...
Bitti Mohanty case A police team from Kerala is expected to reach Puttaparthy any time to probe the case of forgery and impersonation booked by them against Bitti Mohanty, who jumped parole in 2006 after being convicted for raping a German woman, while a team of Jaipur police is on way to Trivandrum to seek the prisoner transit remand of the accused, who is son of a former Director General of Police of Odisha. The Kannnur police had sought the help of the Anatapur police to probe the antecedents of Mohanty who was arrested by them three days ago. Mohanty, wanted by the Rajasthan police, had managed to get employment in the State Bank of Travncore with false identity and avoided arrested for long. Police sources said that the bank which gave him employment did not bother to verify his antecedents even though he had obtained a driving license and a voter identity card on a wrong name. "We are waiting for a formal letter from the bank authorities to initiate the probe", said the local police. Bitty Mohanty had raped a German tourist in Rajasthan's Alwar district on March 21, 2006, and was convicted by a fast-track court. The Rajasthan police bound for Kerala would comply with the formalities of the identification process and take him into custody. He was sentenced to seven years' imprisonment on rape charges. In November 2006, he secured parole to meet his ailing mother but disappeared.