Bhubaneswar: In a setback to Subhashree Panda alias Mili Panda, wife of the noted Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda, the Supreme Court on Friday rejected the compensation claim made by her for her illegal arrest and detention by the Odisha police in 2010.
It is noteworthy to mention that, the apex court on May 22, 2012 had issued a notice to the Odisha government seeking clarifications about the arrest of Mili and her demand for compensation.
Earlier the Orissa High Court had dismissed a writ petition filed by Mili Panda’s father, Dhanurdhar Dash in February, 2011. Mili’s father had accused it was a case of Violation of Fundamental Rights and had sought compensation.
Later Mili had moved the apex court challenging the Orissa High Court’s order.
Subhashree Panda was reportedly arrested by Cuttack-Bhubaneswar Commissionerate Police on the intervening night of January 14-15, 2010 from her residence at Bhubaneswar. She was booked under section 121, 121(A), 124 (A) and 34 of IPC read with section 17 of Criminal Law Amendment Act and section 63 of Copyright Act and section 18 and 20 of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
Source: 360 NS