Explain action taken: Commission on Pipili gangrape case

Published: 09th October 2012 11:55 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th October 2012 11:55 AM   |  A+A-

The Justice PK Mohanty Commission, which is probing the alleged Pipili gangrape case, on Monday issued notices to the State Home Secretary, Director-General of Police and the Pipili MLA and former Minister Pradip Maharathi. The Commission has directed them to file their affidavits by October 30.

The order came in response to a petition seeking directions to the authorities and the legislator to file affidavits.

It stated that after the case came to light, the SP was transferred and the then IIC dismissed from service on charges of inaction and dereliction of duty while Maharathi has been alleged to be involved in the case. He also lost his Ministership following the incident.

As the Minister had to resign on allegations of his involvement and that action was initiated against some police officers, the Legislator as well as the Home Secretary and the DGP should file explanation under what circumstances such an action was taken, the petition stated.

The Commission also directed the Superintendent of SCB Medical College and Hospital to file an affidavit on why the dead body of the victim girl was handed over to the police instead of her family members.

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