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Wrongly arrested man released from jail in Odisha


Press Trust of India Cuttack
A youth, who had been erroneously arrested by the city police here a fortnight ago, was on Wednesday released from jail.
A lower court Tuesday ordered the release of Chandan Moharana, following an application made by the police, stating that his arrest was a case of "mistaken identity".
Police had arrested Moharana on the night of March 11, as his name and address matched with the details in the arrest warrant.
However, after public resentment, the police had agreed to an inquiry into it.
When it was established that he was innocent, Twin City Police Commissioner Satyajit Mohanty tendered an apology to the family members.
Moharana has demanded stringent action against the erring policemen, and adequate compensation for the mental agony he and his family members had to suffer.

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First Published: Mar 27 2019 | 10:55 PM IST

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