16 October 2017
Cuttack: Demanding a fair and thorough investigation in the Koraput gang rape case, a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was filed in the Orissa High Court by a Cuttack High Court lawyer.
Speaking to OMMCOM NEWs on phone, Gautam Sidique, Advocate, Orissa High Court, said, “The PIL was filed to carry out the investigation in the Muduli gang rape through CBI or NIA, as there is suspicion of police and armed forces involvement and police wants through eyewash wants to shift the focus and have rounded up four persons in connection with the case.”
“Besides, as this is a Maoist-infested area and people in general don’t trust the police. On the other hand, the Maoists are trying to influence the people by filling their ears with anti-establishment talk. So, this kind of situation is neither conducive for the state or government establishment. That’s why we want to give the investigation charge to a fair, impartial, and independent agency, such as the CBI and NIA, which has nothing to do with the region.” He added.
Earlier on Tuesday, the Odisha Police detained four persons believed to be involved in the gang rape of the girl in Koraput. But, both the victim and several local people have denied their involvement in the crime.