Sharmili Mallick

BJP’s youth wing, the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morch (BJYM) on Thursday warned to gherao the Odisha Assembly on December 9 to press for its demands for the removal of Minister of State (MoS) for Home Dibya Shankar Mishra from the State Cabinet over his alleged links with the prime accused in the murder of Kalahandi school teacher Mamita Meher and a CBI probe to ensure an impartial investigation into the case.

BJYM State President Irasis Acharya said at a presser that thousands of BJYM members will lay siege to the State Assembly and stage protests in front of the building. “Unless sister Mamita gets justice, Minister Dibya Shankar Mishra is removed from the State Cabinet and arrested, and a CBI investigation is directed into the murder case, the BJP Yuva Morch will continue its agitation and intensify it,” Acharya added.

The BJYM also targeted Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for being silent on the issue.

On the other hand, a delegation of Odisha Congress led by party MLA and senior leader Narasingha Mishra met DGP Abhay and discussed the ongoing investigation into the Mamita Meher murder case.

After meeting the DGP, Mishra alleged attempts were being made to save Minister Dibya Shankar Mishra and other conspirators in the case while the motive of the murder is still not clear.

“Attempts are being made to save the main culprit and other conspirators in the case and destroy evidence against them. The DGP said that evidence was collected under Section 27 of the Indian Evidence Act, but we proved it was not collected under the concerned legal Section,” alleged Mishra.

“The Odisha Government had requested the High Court to nominate a sitting or retired HC judge or a district and sessions judge to monitor the investigation. Based on the request, the HC nominated a retired district judge. However, the person is not under the control of the HC. We demand an HC-monitored SIT probe into the murder case,” added Mishra.