Mahila Cong Chief Calls on Punia, Slams SCW Rep

BHUBANESWAR: President of the Odisha Mahila Congress and former minister Bijaylaxmi Sahu on Monday met Chairman of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) Dr PL Punia and discussed

Published: 06th March 2012 08:32 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:30 PM   |  A+A-

BHUBANESWAR: President of the Odisha Mahila Congress and former minister Bijaylaxmi Sahu on Monday met Chairman of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) Dr PL Punia and discussed the alleged Pipili gangrape case.

 According to a release here, Sahu apprised Punia of the report of chairperson of State Commission for Women (SCW) Jyoti Panigrahi about the incident. Panigrahi had said in her report that she perused the xerox copy of the FIR on the incident and found no allegation of sexual assault of the victim nor the name of any accused.

 Describing the report as one-sided, Sahu alleged that Panigrahi tried to prove in the report that there was no rape. She demanded her dismissal. Senior Mahila Congress leaders Savitri Sahu and Lili Singh were present.

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