The identity of German woman rape case convict Bitti Mohanty was today established after Kerala Police matched his finger prints and examined records.
A five-member team of Kerala Police matched his finger prints in Jaipur jail today,said Jaipur police commissioner B L Soni.
“The team collected evidence and matched his finger prints which verified that the person in their custody is Bitti Mohanty,” Soni said.
The team of Kerala Police,which arrived in Alwar yesterday and came here today,will go back to Kunnur tomorrow,the officer said.
The team had examined records in Rajasthan’s Alwar jail which also established Bitti’s identity.
“Those who were in the investigating team of the rape case in Alwar also identified Mohanti,” the commissioner said.
The team came here today and after a brief halt at Transport Nagar Police Station,they went to Jaipur central jail where they were accompanied by three policemen from Jaipur,he said.
“Presently,the Kerala Police is probing its case and will go back to their state tomorrow with Mohanty. When their course of investigation is over,they will hand over him to us,” he said.
Bitti was arrested in Kerala on March 8 on a complaint by a bank following an anonymous letter to the bank stating that the probationary officer working as Raghav Rajan was the convicted son of the former Odisha Director General of Police B B Mohanty.
He was arrested on charges of impersonation,forgery and cheating in Kunnur district.
Bitty had been hiding from the law ever since he jumped parole in 2006 from Alwar jail in Rajasthan.
He was convicted by a local court in Alwar for raping his German friend in 2006 and was released in November 2006 on parole from Jaipur to meet his ailing mother at Cuttack,Odisha.
Kerala police finds Raghav Rajan’s certificates forged
Bhubaneswar/Cuttack,Mar 15 (PTI) The Kerala Police today found that certificates from Class X to B.Tech of Raghav Rajan,alleged to be rape convict Bitihotra Mohanty,from three Odisha educational institutions were forged.
“The B.Tech degree certificate in the name of Raghav Rajan is forged. The certificate with the same number was issued in the name of Bitti Mohanty,” said Josi Joesph,an inspector rank officer heading the four-member SIT of the Kerala police probing the antecedents of Raghav Rajan who was arrested from Kannur on March 8.
The team found that Raghav Rajan had never enrolled in KIIT University,Bhubaneswar,but that Bitihotra Mohanty had received his B.Tech in computer science from there in 2004.
The team also verified certificates from the Stewart School and Christ College in Cuttack.
“We did not have any student by the name of Raghav Rajan. The index number and other details in Raghav Rajan’s certificates were actually issued to Bitihotra Mohanty,” said Stewart School Principal Asha Das,who gave the records of 1999 to the Kerala Police.Similarly,the Kerala Police also found that the certificates obtained from Christ College in name of Raghav Rajan were also forged.”They were actually issued in the name of Bitihotra,” the SIT members said. The police have claimed that Raghav Rajan was former Odisha DGP B B Mohanty’s son who jumped parole from Alwar jail in Rajasthan in December 2006,but the accused denied this,claiming that he was from Andhra Pradesh.
The Kerala police will meet former DGP B B Mohanty tomorrow.
A member of the team said they would visit Cuttack again tomorrow to hold discussion with some senior police officers.
Bitihotra was convicted for the rape of a German woman and sentenced to seven years imprisonment in Rajasthan.
He was released on parole in December 2006 but he jumped bail and remained untraced.
After jumping parole,Bitihotra reportedly stayed at Puttaparthi in Andhra Pradesh and obtained an MBA degree in the name of Raghav Rajan and subsequently found employment as a probationary officer in the State Bank of Travancore’s Kannur branch in Kerala.