A sensational case of a local journalist being chained to an iron bed on a hospital bed by the police in Odisha’s Balasore district has come to light. This incident has stirred the media world in Odisha and action is being demanded against the guilty police officers. According to a report in The Telegraph India, the name of the victim is Loknath Dalai. It is said that there was a scuffle with the policemen in the Nilgiri police station of Loknath. The injured Dalai Lama was later admitted to the hospital.
The policemen are accused of deliberately tying one leg of the Dalai Lama with an iron chain while undergoing treatment at the hospital with the intention of insulting him. Official sources said that Dalai was on his way home on his motorcycle when his car collided with Home Guard’s bodyguard Niranjan Rana. After the accident, a fight broke out between the two. But with the intervention of the local people, the matter got heated. But later Home Guard Rana lodged an FIR regarding the incident.
Niranjan Rana said, ‘I was in police dress. The Dalai Lama slapped me after the accident. He also used abusive language against me and threatened me with dire consequences. However, after the intervention of the local people, the matter got heated. I was insulted by the actions of the Dalai Lama, so I decided to file an FIR.”
The Dalai Lama said, “About seven guards are watching me with guns. On Thursday morning two soldiers came and put iron shackles on my feet as I was about to run away from the hospital. The local tehsildar filed a case against him. Was.
Manoranjan Mishra, editor of Kanak News, said, “There has been an attempt to suppress the voice of journalists at the local level.” The Dalai Lama has been reporting on various burning issues including illegal drug trafficking, so the local administration is taking action against him.
Facing severe criticism, Nilgiri police station in-charge Draupadi Das told reporters that she was not aware that the journalist’s leg was tied. He said that he has not issued any order for this. On the other hand, Balasore district superintendent of police Sudhanshu Shekhar Mishra said, “This matter has come to my notice. I have appointed a senior police officer of the rank of DSP (Deputy Superintendent of Police) to investigate the matter and submit the report. After getting the report, I will take action as per law.
Sibdas Kundu, a senior journalist from Balasore, says, “Initially the Dalai Lama was not given a bed, but his legs were wrapped in iron cuffs. He was later given a bed after protests. We condemn this behavior of the police. condemn.”
But the eucalyptus administration is said to have been upset with the Dalai Lama as he was raising several issues at the subdivision level in the district. So he got an opportunity to teach a lesson to the Dalai Lama. The Dalai Lama says, “The police called me on Wednesday and I went to the police station. At first I thought there would be a compromise. The police detained me for five hours. When I tried to contact my friends, a local police officer thrashed me and I fell. I almost fainted. Later on Wednesday evening, I was admitted to Balasore District Hospital, about 20 kms from Eucalyptus.