Bhubaneswar: With political outcry over the gang rape and subsequent suicide of the Kunduli girl intensifying, the State Youth Congress has said that it will gherao CM's residence - Naveen Niwas in Bhubaneswar tomorrow as a mark of protest.
Addressing a press meet at Congress Bhawan in Bhubaneswar today, former MP Pradeep Majhi alleged that the State Government is directionless in the entire Kunduli episode.
Majhi said, “The State Government neither trusted its own investigating agency nor the judicial inquiry into the Kunduli incident. In such a situation, one can question if the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe will ensure justice to the victim.”
Questioning the moral grounds on which the State Government ordered SIT probe, BJP general secretary Bhrugu Baxipatra alleged that the whole incident happened because of the State Government. “If one observes all steps taken by the Government prior and after the suicide of the Kunduli girl, it will be clear that the Government is trying to conceal the truth,” said Baxipatra.
In reaction, BJD leader Rabi Nanda said besides Crime Branch and judicial inquiry, the SIT probe will help reveal the truth and ensure justice to the victim.
“The Kunduli incident is a shame on the society and everyone wants justice for the victim. Investigation by police and Crime Branch along with a judicial inquiry is already on. This apart, the SIT probe will further help in unearthing the truth,” Nanda stated.
Earlier in the day, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik ordered a SIT probe into the Kunduli incident. The SIT probe will be monitored by court, informed sources.