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Odisha Minister Murder: ASI who shot Naba Das has a clean record, got 18 medals in 28 years of service

Bhubaneswar: Assistant Sub-Inspector of Police (ASI) Gopal Das, who allegedly killed Odisha Health Minister Naba Kishore Das, has a stellar record in his 28 years of service. Gopal has received 18 Police Medals for Investigation in his service. After being selected as a Havaldar, he was promoted to the rank of Assistant Sub-Inspector of Police (ASI) in October 2009. Gopal, who won 12 Good Service Marks and 8 cash prizes, was posted as ASI in Gandhi Chowk Police Station for 2 years. Only once has he received a minor punishment.

Gopal Das’s wife has described him as suffering from mental illness, but there is no mention of it in his service records. His wife further said, ‘He has been posted in Jharsuguda for 12-13 years. He made a video call to his daughter on Sunday and asked about me. We have kept all the medical slips regarding his illness. We will fully cooperate with the crime branch.

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On the other hand, when asked about the medical condition of the ASI, the former police officer said that there is no provision for medical examination from time to time in the police department. He said that the police department officials did not know about Gopal’s mental state. Had it been known, medical facilities would have been provided to him. Gopal and his family have also ignored his condition.

Nav Kishore Das was shot allegedly by ASI Gopal Das in Brajrajnagar town of Jharsuguda when the minister, who was on his way to attend a function, got down from the car to greet people. The minister died on Sunday at Apollo Hospital in Bhubaneswar. Brajrajnagar IIC (IIC) Pradyuman Kumar Swain, while registering the FIR against Gopal Das, said, ‘ASI Gopal fired at the minister from very close range with a clear intention to kill the minister with his service pistol.’

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