Bhubaneswar, Sep 27 (UNI) In a special drive to free the hospitals ,dispensaries and transport offices across Odisha from the clutches middlemen and dalals, the police today arrested 75 of them. The Special drive against middle men and dalal is continuing statewide in different Hospitals, Medical Colleges, Blood Banks, Dispensaries and Regional transport offices as per the direction of Odisha Director General of Police B K Sharma.
The drive was launched after Chief minister Naveen Patnaik during a video conference recently asked the Chief District Medical Officers and the Superintendent of Police to free the hospitals and transport offices from the middle men and dalals. The Chief Minister even directed the police to initiate action against the middlemen and dalals operating from various hospitals and transport offices in the state
Meanwhile, the DGP has categorically instructed the Superintendents of Police and DCPs to register specific cases against the middle men dalals and arrest them promptly on the basis of evidence who are found cheating people in the hospitals and transport offices. During the drive 43 middle men, 30 of them from hospitals and 13 from the transport offices ,were arrested yesterday while 75 middle men and dalals who included 44 from the transport offices in 17 districts were arrested today .
The DGP said investigation of these cases shall focus on establishing linkages of middle men with others including owners of Nurshing homes, Diagnostic centres,Health officials, Transport operators and Transport officials so that appropriate legal action can be taken against them. Mr.Sharma has further directed that the drive against middle men/dalals shall continue on a daily basis under the direct supervision of Superintendents of Police and Deputy Commissioner of Police.
They have been directed to submit situation report on a daily basis on the action taken in different districts.