BJD trying to cover-up Kunduli incident through Crime Branch: BJP


Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has once again trained guns at the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) over alleged gang rape and subsequent suicide of a minor girl in Kunduli with the saffron party’s spokesperson Pitambar Acharya alleging that the ruling party is trying to cover-up the incident with the help of Crime Branch.

Addressing a press conference at the state party headquarters here on Tuesday, Acharya said that the BJD is trying to destroy all the evidence with help of the State Crime Branch (CB).

“When a case is already under investigation, the findings are not revealed to the public in any form as those are ‘property of the court.’ If one tries to get a probe report through RTI, then also the investigating authority is not bound to comply as it is an ‘exempted document’ (as per the law). However, the State CB SP revealed information in a press conference.”

“The way the Naveen government has handled the Kunduli victim’s case, no girl will ever dare to seek justice in the state for any injustice to her,” he added.

In a presser on March 12, the State Crime Branch SP RB Panigrahi had revealed that the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) in its findings ruled out discrepancies in forensic tests conducted by State Forensic Science Laboratory (SFSL) and clarified that there was ‘no presence of semen’ on the victim’s clothes.

Meanwhile, the family members of Kunduli victim have been staging dharna in New Delhi demanding a CBI inquiry into the incident.

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