Bhubaneswar: CM Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday said that severe punishment will be awarded to the guilty in the alleged Pipli gangrape case.
“I can assure you all that very stringent and extremely strong action will be taken in this matter,” he told reporters on his return to the state capital after a five-day visit to New Delhi.
When asked whether he would take action against Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharathy who had been accused of giving shelter to the accused, Patnaik said, “It is already late evening. I have just returned from Delhi. I will look into the matter in detail on Wednesday.”
Stating that he has ordered a judicial probe into the incident, Mr. Patnaik said the Health Department has been making consistent effort to send the victim to AIIMS, Delhi for further treatment.