HC notice to govt on Pipili bomb attack
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Last Updated: Friday, March 30, 2012, 23:52
Cuttack: Odisha High Court on Friday issued notices to the state government asking it to file counter within a week in response to a writ petition of a lawyer, who had filed an affidavit to the Mohanty Commision probing the sensational rape case of a dalit, alleging police inaction over an attack at his residence in Pipili.

Justice CR Dash wanted to know from the government as to what action had been taken with regard to the bomb attack on the residence of advocate Nishikant Mishra on the night of March 25.

Asking the government to ensure that such incidents are not repeated, the court asked the government to explain as to why the local police had not registered the FIR of Mishra till date, although the same was filed before the state DGP and copies of which were sent to Puri SP and Pipili SDPO.

Mishra in his petition had alleged that at about 10.50 pm on March 25, at least 20 to 25 people coming in about 15 motorcycles along with a local MLA, hurled bombs at his house located at Kamala Sagar Patna under Pipili police station.

"The attackers also threatened to smash my family if I do not withdraw my affidavit from Justice PK Mohanty Commission of Enquiry which is now probing the sensational Pipili rape case," Mishra said in his petition adding that he had told the Commission that Pipili police were habitual offenders in not registering FIRs and heavily influenced by the local ruling party leaders.

Mishra, in his petition has maintained that although he telephoned the Pipili IIC, Pipili SDPO and Puri SP on the night of the incident, nobody came to the rescue of his family members who were under attack and threat for over an hour.

Even after filing the FIR before the DGP on the day after, no police action was taken.


First Published: Friday, March 30, 2012, 23:52

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