Congress Seeks Judicial Probe Into Police Atrocity On Party Workers

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) has demanded a judicial probe into the police lathi-charge on party workers yesterday and questioned the atrocious action of the cops inside the Congress Bhawan.

Senior Congress MLA Narasingha Mishra, in a press meet on Saturday, condemned the incident. Other than the judicial probe, he demanded slapping of section 307 of IPC on the erring cops apart from compensation to injured workers.

Mishra said that no one has given police the authority to exercise such power on the public. Either the police don’t know the law or are engaging in illegal work under pressure from the government, he added.

He said that the party will move the Human Rights Commission and also intensify the agitation in the coming days.

Notably, Commissionerate Police on Friday resorted to lathi-charge on Chhatra Congress activists who were trying to barge into the premises of Odisha Assembly during a protest over the issue of lady teacher Mamita Meher murder case.

On the other hand, Chhatra Congress activists have alleged that the police even barged into Congress Bhawan and attacked them. Many of them, including some female activists, were injured in the attack.