The Commissionerate police which drew flak from various quarters following some murder accused took out a procession from the Jharpada jail to Sundarpada violating the Covid-19 norms, swung into action on Friday and booked one of the accused Roshan Jena under the National Security Act (NSA).
Police said Jena was acting in a manner prejudicial to public order. The cops action would also be taken against other accused. Roshan, an accused in Amaresh Nayak’s murder case, had take out a rally with over a hundred of supporters following he and his three associates were released from the Jharpada jail on September 13 night after they were granted bail by the Odisha High Court. He was seen sitting in an open jeep along with his supporters during the procession.
Police said Roshan has eight cases pending against him at various police stations.
The procession that had started in front of the Jharpada jail continued for four kilometre flouting the social distancing norms. Most of the participants had not even worn face masks. The family and relatives of Amaresh alleged that due to loopholes in the chargesheet filed by police, the High Court granted bail to four accused.