Prasanna Behera, secretary of Havildar and Constable Association, was suspended for unlimited time period as he was running a dance bar at the South City Hotel in violation of the Covid guidelines, despite being in service.
Sources said IIC Pramod Patnaik was transferred to DCP headquarters with an objective to conduct a fair probe. Earlier, two police constables had been suspended.
It may be noted that Manish Anurag Das, son of senior journalist Navin Das, was in the South City hotel in the very fateful night of October 9 he was allegedly killed by three of his friends. His body was later recovered from a pond at Patrapada under the Tamando police station on October 10.