BHUBANESWAR: The hostage crisis could not have come at a worse time for Director- General of Police Manmohan Praharaj. The top cop had to skip his elder son’s wedding reception on Sunday because he had duty to take care of.
The reception was held in Hyderabad and Praharaj was to fly down to be with his family.
But fate had other things in store. As the abduction news broke on Sunday morning, the DGP rushed to the State Capital to attend meeting convened by the Chief Minister and then by the Crisis Management Group.
With no change in the hostage crisis, sources said, Praharaj cancelled his flight ticket and went about his work. It was business as usual for him on Sunday.