LoP seeks CBI probe in PEO ‘killing’ again

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LoP seeks CBI probe in PEO ‘killing’ again

Wednesday, 20 November 2019 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR

Leader of Opposition (LoP) Pradipta Naik (BJP) raised the alleged killing of Jajpur district’s Haridashpur PEO Smitrarani Biswal again in the State Assembly on Tuesday demanding dismissal of the SP and the SCW Chairperson and a CBI probe into the matter.

Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Naik alleged that proper investigation into the matter has not been done yet. The death of PEO raises many questions as to why she would commit suicide while her husband is a Government servant and while she has a daughter. He also wanted to know as only one person (main accused Rupesh Bhadra) has been arrested and four others, who were present at the time of incident, have not been brought under the purview of investigation.

“There were two ruling party Samiti Members, a ZP member and an agent of the Ramco Cement, besides Rupesh Bhadra. While Bhadra has been arrested, why the four others would not be brought under the purview of investigation,” wanted to Naik.

He too questioned why Rupesh has been booked under the Section 306 and not under the Section 302 of the IPC.

Naik demanded that removal of the SP for giving “character assassination” remarks against Smitarani and the Chairperson of the State Commission for Women for not properly conducting an investigation. He too reiterated that a CBI inquiry be conducted into the matter.

However, Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro requested him not to discuss the matter as it was discussed earlier in the House.

Earlier, the Speaker had told “sorry” to Naik saying that he didn’t allow him (Naik) to speak on Monday afternoon as he could not get what he wanted to say.

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