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DGP for dignified disposal of unidentified bodies with Imprest Money

Cuttack, Aug 29: In the wake of the Soro incidence where the hospital sweepers broke the limbs and hips of a woman’s body and carried it in a sack due to the negligence of Government Railway Police (GRP) personnel, Director General of Police (DGP) KB Singh on Monday directed all district SPs, Twin City DCPs, Railway SPs to ensure carriage and disposal of unidentified bodies with use of Imprest Money.

Singh instructed all the senior officials to persuade the field functionaries for a decent handling and burial of unidentified dead bodies.

“The field functionaries should be sensitised adequately in this regard,” said a DGP office communiqué.

“For carriage, handling, post-mortem and disposal of unidentified dead bodies will certainly require some instant fund. To meet this immediate requirement, DGP has allowed the SPs to utilise the Imprest Money available with them and the same may be recouped from appropriate head later,” it stated.

Disposal of dead bodies, though not a direct responsibility of the local police, but the police should see that it must be properly disposed off by the local municipal body or local Government or non-Government organisation under the schemes like Mahaprayana or Harichandra it added.


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