Alleged custodial deaths in Puri, Birmitrapur continued to rock Odisha Assembly for the second consecutive day

Bhubaneswar: The alleged custodial deaths in Puri and Birmitrapur continued to rock the State Assembly for the second consecutive day on Saturday with Opposition BJP and Congress demanding stringent action against the erring police personnel.

The issue was raised by Leader of Opposition Pradipta Kumar Naik (BJP) as soon as the House assembled for the day. He rejected the Government’s action of transferring Puri SP Akileshwar Singh and demanded his suspension.

“K Ramesh was picked up by police at the SP’s instruction. Ramesh was hacked to death at the police station. However, the SP says Ramesh died following a scuffle with police. His transfer is just eyewash to divert public attention. A detailed discussion should be conducted through a motion in the House,” Naik said.

He also alleged that Ramesh’s cremation was not done according to the Hindu tradition.


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