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Orissa HC concludes hearing on PIL on "police excess"

Orissa High Court today completed hearing on the PIL seeking a probe by either CBI or human rights commission into the alleged police excess at Kalinganagar industrial complex in Jajpur district.



Cuttack: Orissa High Court today
completed hearing on the PIL seeking a probe by either CBI or
human rights commission into the alleged police excess at
Kalinganagar industrial complex in Jajpur district.

The vacation bench of Justice L Mohapatra and
Justice B P Ray completed hearing of the case after Advocate
General Ashok Mohanty submitted to the court to dispose off
the petition as it "lacks merit."

Earlier, as directed, the Orissa State Legal Services
Authority (OSLSA) filed its report in the court after
conducting investigation at Kalinganagar for two days.

The HC on May 22 had directed the member secretary of
OSLSA to conduct a probe into the allegations made in the PIL.
Alleging government-sponsored anarchy at Kalinganagar,
lawyer and social activist Ramachandra Ray of the locality had
filed the PIL seeking CBI or Human Rights Commission probe
into the "police excess".

The PIL also urged the High Court for a direction to
stop the ongoing evacuation at Kalinganagar area until
disposal of the petition.

The petitioner alleged that rehabilitation and
resettlement policy of central and state governments were not
being sincerely adhered to.

PTI

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