RI alleges raw deal by lawyer in Sambalpur; both women lodge FIRs

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Sambalpur: Tension prevailed after a lady lawyer allegedly assaulted lady revenue inspector (RI) Gitanjali Panigrahi here on Thursday.

As per Gitanjali’s allegations, the incident occurred when she was returning after attending a meeting at the sub-collectors’ office today.

“She (the lawyer) had applied on behalf of her client for a caste certificate. When I told that her client was not a native of Sambalpur and sent her application to Sonepur Tehsil, she started to misbehave and later attacked me,” said Gitanjali.

The laywer on the other hand has also filed a counter FIR against the RI with Town police station.

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“We have received two complaints and we have registered separate cases and investigation has started into the incident,” said Gagarin Mohanty, Sambalpur SDPO.

Mohanty further informed that a detailed investigation will be carried out after reviewing the CCTV footage.

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