JMM files FIR against officials involved in statue demolition

Last Updated: Monday, April 8, 2013 - 18:04

Baripada (Odisha): Even as the district administration of Mayurbhanj district of Odisha promised to install the statue of BR Ambedkar before his birth anniversary on April 14, the JMM today filed a FIR at the police station demanding action against officials involved in the demolition act.

JMM Mayurbhanj district unit Bhadav Hansda in his FIR named Executive Officer of Baripada Municipality Prakash Chandra Das, Tahasildar Biswanath Nayak, Special Town Planning Officer V Satyanarayan Reddy, Executive Engineer Rural Development Satyanarayan Behera as the persons instrumental in demolition of Ambedkar`s statue during an eviction drive.

The JMM alleged that these officials threatened local people and allegedly passed derogatory remarks against the illustrious personality.

Hansda urged the police take stringent action against the culprits for publicly exhibiting disrespect to Ambedkar and hurting the sentiments of the people. The police is yet to register a case on the incident.

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First Published: Monday, April 8, 2013 - 18:03

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