Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik addressing the media persons after the meeting
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik addressing the media persons after the meeting
Bhubaneswar: Worried over the rise in atrocities against women and police inaction in the State, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday directed the Director General of Police (DGP) to take strong legal action against such cases.

Patnaik, who reviewed the law and order in the State at a high level meeting at the State Secretariat, told the mediapersons that instruction had been given to the DGP to register FIRs on all cases of women atrocities for investigation and necessary action, if not done.

“I have given strict instruction to the DGP to register all the FIRs relating to crime against women and also to pay particular attention to those relating to Schedule Caste (SC), Schedule Tribe and minorities” said Patnaik.

Strict action will be taken against any defaulter according to the law, if not done, he added.

His statement came in the wake of gangrape of a Dalit girl at Pipili, alleged police inaction in booking the culprits in the Balasore gangrape case and detention of other girl in the State.

Earlier, Patnaik had cancelled his scheduled programme in Aska and Hinjilikatu to campaign for panchayat polls after three persons were killed in Aska sugar factory due to molasses tank burst.