“Pending drawal of departmental proceeding, Snigdharani Suna, Inspector of Police, Sundargarh district, is placed under suspension with immediate effect for her gross misconduct,” an office order issued by Director General of Police Sunil Kumar Bansal read.
The order also noted that Suna will remain under the disciplinary control of Superintendent of Police, Sundargarh during the period of suspension. She will draw the SA and DA as admission under the service code.
It may be noted that a car of Suna had hit a stationery auto-rickshaw in Sonepur district on July 14 morning, killing three persons and injuring six others. The car, registered in the name of Suna, was being driven by a youth who had no licence. The youth, Ajay Jethy, was arrested and later released on bail. Suna was in the car. Following the accident, they had fled from the spot, leaving the car behind at the spot. A police uniform was later recovered from the car. Investigation into the accident case is still on.