Bitti Mohanty aka Raghav Rajan to be dismissed by SBT

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Thiruvananthapuram, Mar 14: A probationary officer who claimed his name was Raghav Rajan but is believed to be the rape convict Bitti Mohanty will be dismissed shortly, the State Bank of Travancore said.

A bank spokesman explained on Thursday that if police keep an employee under their custody for more than 24 hours, then the rules necessitate his or her suspension. Since Raghav Rajan has been under police custody since Mar 8, he has already been suspended.

According to the spokesman, neither the Kerala Police nor the Rajasthan Police have confirmed that the probationary officer is Bitti Mohanty. Nevertheless, the spokesman said that Raghav Rajan will not be given any benefits by the bank at the time of his dismissal.

The suspended officer is currently in Rajasthan. Investigators escorting him are in the process of ascertaining all the details pertaining to Bitti Mohanty's conviction for raping a German tourist at Alwar in 2006.

Bitti was put behind bars but later that year he was let out on parole ostensibly to meet his ailing mother. However, he disappeared and Rajasthan Police were clueless about where he was hiding.

Last week, the Kerala Police arrested Raghav Rajan after receiving a complaint from the State Bank of Travancore about one of their employees having submitted fake documents while joining duty.

He was charged with impersonation. Three special teams are trying to find out who all aided him in preparing the forged the documents. One of the teams visited Puttaparthi in Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday as Raghav Rajan had mentioned an address in the town as his permanent residence.

The team found that Raghav Rajan stayed in Puttaparthi between 2007 and 2009. He conned a retired headmaster into helping him land a job at the latter's school. SV Rama Rao said that Raghav Rajan "was a good teacher".

Another team of investigators is currently in Odisha from where Bitti Mohanty hails. In fact, his father BB Mohanty was serving as the director general of police in the state when Bitti was found guilty of raping the tourist.

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