He will be taken to the jail and other places in the State to confirm his identity

The police team probing the fake identity of absconding rape convict Bitti Mohanty, now in police custody here, has left for Rajasthan with the youth, who was arrested on charges of impersonation, forgery and cheating.

Bitti, who was working in a nationalised bank branch at Pazhayangadi here, was arrested on March 8 on a complaint by the bank. An anonymous letter to the bank said the probationary officer working in the branch as Raghav Rajan was in fact the convicted son of the former Odisha Director General of Police, B.B. Mohanty. Bitti had been hiding from the law ever since he jumped parole in 2006 from Alwar jail in Rajasthan.

The team led by Taliparamba Circle Inspector A.V. John boarded the Mangala Lakshadweep Express with Bitti at the Pazhayangadi station here on Tuesday night. The police officials here said Bitti would be taken to the jail and other places in Rajasthan to collect evidence and confirm his identity as the rape accused who worked in the bank and earlier joined the MBA course in a college here under a fake name.

The magistrate court at Payyannur here had handed over custody of Bitti on March 11 for 10 days. The police team had to produce him before the magistrate on March 21.

A four-member Rajasthan team that arrived on Monday with a production warrant to arrest Bitti and take him back, in the parole jumping case, could not execute it as the Pazhayangadi police had already been granted custody. The team has to secure a fresh production warrant as the one it now has will expire on March 21.

The team led by Sampath Singh, CI at Lal Kothi police station in Jaipur, had already identified the arrested person as Bitti. According to police sources here, Sub-Inspector Hemanth Sharma, who had arrested him in 2006 and was in the team, had identified him.

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