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Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: Former Chief Minister and senior BJP leader Giridhar Gamang today urged Odisha Governor SC Jamir to direct State government to hand over the Kunduli gang rape and suicide case to CBI.

In a letter to Jamir, the former CM said people and family members of the victim are not satisfied with the investigation undertaken by different State agencies to unearth the truth.

"There is a need of handing over the case to CBI. The Governor may direct the government of Odisha to hand over the Kunduli incident to CBI under article 244 (1) of the constitution," he stated in the letter.

Gamang also requested the Governor to direct the Odisha government to submit detailed report on Kunduli incident from the day one to till date.

Maintaining law and order is the responsibility of State. The CBI cannot to take up the case on its own unless the government comes forward in this regard.

Gamang further stated the State government should take adequate measures to prevent such incidents in the fifth schedule areas like Kunduli in Koraput district.

The brother of the minor victim has filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking CBI inquiry into the incident.

Earlier, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had ordered a SIT probe into the gang rape and suicide of the minor girl. The probe will be monitored by the court, he had added.

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