The police here investigating the forgery and impersonation charges against arrested absconding rape case convict Bitti Mohanty are unlikely to move the local court for a production warrant to secure his custody and bring him back from Jaipur.
Bitti has been lodged in the Central Jail in Jaipur after the court there sent him in judicial custody. The police team here had taken him to Jaipur and handed him over to the jail authorities there on May 25. He had been brought to Rajasthan in connection with the investigation into the case of his jumping parole in 2006 while undergoing seven-year jail sentence in the case of rape of a German national. Bitti had been working as a probationary officer at a branch of the State Bank of Travancore (SBT) at Pazhayangadi here under a fake name of Raghav Rajan, at the time of his arrest on March 8. The Pazhayangadi police registered a case against him on charges of impersonation, forgery, and cheating.
According to the police here, Bitti had joined a college here and obtained an MBA degree under the fake name before he got selected as probationary officer of the SBT. The police team led by Taliparamba Deputy Superintendent of Police K.S. Sudarshan has been investigating the charges.
The police officers in the team here said that the investigating officers had no plan right now to obtain a production warrant to bring Bitti back to the State as there was no urgency since the investigation on the charges was almost over. Though the police here had been able to identify Raghav Rajan as Bitti, the arrested continued to stick to his assertion that he was not Bitti but Raghav Rajan. The move of the police officers here for DNA test to confirm the identity was now pending in the court. The High Court had stayed the Additional District and Sessions Court’s direction to him to undergo the DNA test.
Even if the High Court vacated the stay in an appeal, the police here had no compulsion to bring Bitti back to Kannur since his blood samples had already been collected for DNA testing, the officers here said.
Meanwhile, the police had already approached the Judicial First Class Magistrate Court at Payyannur seeking a court direction for collecting blood samples of Bitti’s parents for the DNA test. The court had posted the hearing of the case for June first week. The police officers, however, admitted that the blood samples of the parents could not be taken without the latter’s consent.