Former Minister and MLA Debendranath Mansingh has demanded immediate steps to bring down rising crime rate in the areas under Banpur, Balugaon and Tangi police limits besides the National Highway-5 from Khurda to INS Chilka in Khurda district.
In a letter addressed to Principal Secretary of Home Department Upendranath Behera, Mansingh has stated that those areas have reported criminal activities like snatching, robbery and extortion perpetrated by young criminals armed with fatal weapons. He has suggested opening of an outpost at Salia Dam, beat houses at Bhagabati temple and Balugaon Gandhi Chhak, night patrolling and increasing the number of police personnel at Banpur, Balugan and Tangi police stations.
On the basis of the complaint, Superintendent of Police has been directed by the Collector to take immediate action and submit a report.
A criminal was killed by his accomplice following a tiff over an issue. According to sources, Bulu Muduli and Somanath Biswal alias Shyam of Kahneipur village under Banpur police limits,had gone to Balugaon bazaar on a motorcycle. Both of them took alcohol and Bulu went away on the bike leaving behind Shyam. After some time, Shyam went to village and both had a fight. Bulu attacked Shyam with the knife killing him on the spot.