By M Raghuram | Place: Kannur | Agency: DNA
This small-town police station in the centre of God’s own country is now basking in the glory of arresting Bitti Mohanty, the rapist and fugitive who was on the wanted list of the Rajasthan police ever since he jumped the parole on November 5, 2006, in the case of raping a German national.
Mohanty is facing the charges of impersonating and cheating, under sections 419, 420, 458 and 471 of the IPC. He has been lodged in the Kannur district central jail. “The Rajasthan police will have to claim his custody from the court and the police will only give security in the case of transfer according to the court order,” director general of police, Kerala, KS Balasubramanian, told DNA.
The Kerala police may get to grill Bitty only after the Rajasthan police do so in the case of the rape of a German woman. It was in Alwar, Rajasthan, in 2006 that he had committed the act. The Rajasthan police is likely to claim his custody on Monday. Sources in Payyangadi police station said they have to notify the jurisdictional station head about the transfer or claim.
In his statement to the Kannur police, Mohanty confessed to raping the German woman and hiding in Andhra Pradesh. He said he stayed in Puttaparthi and got trained for appearing in the bank examinations.