Bhubaneswar: The Judicial Commission headed by Justice P K Mohanty appointed by the State Government to probe into the sensational Pipili gangrape case on Monday has summoned ex-minister Pradip Maharathy, Odisha Home Secretary and DGP to submit affidavits by October 31 and to put forth their point of view on the matter.
The Commission’s direction came in response to petitions filed by a lawyer Nishikant Mishra and the victim’s father, seeking directions to the authorities and the legislators to file affidavits.
The petition stated that after the case came to light, the SP was transferred and the IIC was suspended. Later Maharathi resigned on the allegations of his involvement. Later action was also taken against some police officers. So the Legislator, the Home Secretary and the DGP should fine explanation under what circumstances such actions were taken.
Apart from this, the Commission has also directed the Superintendent of SCB Medical College and Hospital to file an affidavit on why the dead body of the victim was handed over to the police and not to her family members after her death.
Earlier, the commission had issued notices to three doctors of the Capital Hospital who had examined the girl to ascertain if she was raped.
It is noteworthy to mention that it was on November 29, 2011, the victim (Babina Behera) of Arjungoda village of Pipili in Puri district was allegedly gangraped. After battling for her life for over six months in coma she succumed to death on June 21, 2012.
Source: 360 NS