Police summon SUM trustees to depose within one week


Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police on Thursday issued summon against Manoj Nayak’s wife Saswati Das and his sister Arati Nayak asking them to depose within seven days and cooperate in the SUM fire tragedy incident.

Earlier on Wednesday, both of them had appealed for anticipatory bail to prevent possible arrest.

Both Saswati and Arati are trustees of IMS and SUM Hospital and are under the police scanner following the controversial tragic fire incident at SUM Hospital last Monday.

Notably, 28 patients have died so far while more than a hundred have been undergoing recuperation after getting injured during a sudden fire outbreak on October 17 in the dialysis ward of the SUM hospital.

Following the accident, the owner trustee Manoj Nayak was arrested while lookout circulars against the other trustees including Saswati and Arati were issued as they did not depose before police for interrogation with respect to the case.

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