Kandhamal firing: SIT to submit collected evidence in court today

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Kandhamal: The Special Investigating Team (SIT) probing the Kandhamal firing incident, which claimed the lives of five innocent villagers of Gumudumaha, will submit the collected evidences from the spot before court today.

According to sources, the SIT will submit 15 guns seized from SOG jawans and empty cartridges before the Baliguda Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate (SDJM) court.

Besides, the probe agency will also deposit the clothes of the deceased before the court today. The evidences will be later sent to the forensic science laboratory for test, the sources added.

Notably, five villagers, including two women and a two-year old child, were killed during an anti-Maoists operation by Special Operation Group (SOG) jawans inside Malapanga forest in Kandhamal district on July 8 night.

Following the incident, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had directed a Special Investigation Team of the State Human Rights Protection Cell (HRPC) to probe the incident.

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