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Gamang Seeks Probe Into FIR Denial

Former CM and BJP leader Giridhar Gamang has demanded a probe into the denial of registration of FIR filed by him at Jeypore police station.

Published: 24th July 2015 05:47 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th July 2015 05:47 AM   |  A+A-

BHUBANESWAR: Former chief minister and BJP leader Giridhar Gamang has demanded a probe into the denial of registration of FIR filed by him at Jeypore police station recently. He alleged infringement of rights under Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989.

In a letter to chairman of National Commission for Scheduled Tribe (NCST), Dr Rameshwar Oraon, Gamang said he had filed an FIR at Jeypore police station on July 8 against seven persons for burning his effigy on June 18.

Gamang alleged that by not registering the FIR, the inspector-in-charge of the police station has committed a crime under the Act.

Demanding action against the police official, the BJP leader said if such acts go unpunished, it will encourage exploitation against SC and ST people.

The former chief minister alleged that though he had forwarded a copy of his FIR to the Director General of Police (DGP), no steps have been taken so far in this regard. He demanded that action should be taken against all persons who violated the Act.

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