BJD trying to cover up Kandhamal killings: Jual

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Bhubaneswar: Coming down heavily on the ruling BJD government over the alleged crossfire at Krutamgada in Kandhamal district which claimed lives of six innocent tribals, Union Tribal Affairs minister Jual Oram today said the state government is trying to sweep the matter under the carpet.

Talking to OTV, the Union minister said, “A 10-member team of BJP will visit the spot today to review the situation there. The chairman of the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) Rameswar Oraon will also visit the district tomorrow.”

“Necessary action will be taken after getting detailed reports from the chairman of NCST. The state government will be responsible for the consequences as it is trying to cover up the issue,” Oram cautioned.

Reacting on the development, BJD spokesperson Pratap Deb said, “The state government is aware of the incident and has ordered a SIT probe into the matter. The culprits will be punished.”

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