In a big development late evening, the Odisha Government has transferred Bhadrak SP Dilip Das to Police Headquarters in Bhubaneswar and appointed young Jajpur SP Anup Sahoo as his replacement.
In addition, Bhadrak ADM Pravas Bhoi was also transferred and replaced by Talcher Sub-Collector Shyambhakt Mishra. Earlier, Gyan Ranjan Das had taken over as the new Collector of the district following the law and order breakdown in the region on Thursday-Friday.
The Bhadrak SP has been under the scanner for failing to control the situation and instead allowing it to escalate further by allowing a Bike Rally by the Muslim youths on Friday even though Section 144 was in place.
Bhadrak MP Arjun Charan Sethi had also slammed Mr. Das and the entire police force for failing to maintain the law and order in the area during the tension.