Chief Secy, Home Secy meet Punia

Bhubaneswar:  State Chief Secretary BK Patnaik and Home Secretary UN Behera today met PL Punia, the Chairman of National Commission for Scheduled Castes and apprised about the steps taken by the state government in Pipli gang rape case, Kamakhyanagar and Lathore fire mishaps.

While all the accused have been arrested in Pipli rape case, action against the doctor is yet to be taken since the case is under jurisdiction in High Court, the secretaries told the commission.

Similarly in Kamakhyanagar mishap, the state government has so far not made any arrest as the accused Sarpanch is at large. However in Lathore case, all the accused including Ghanashyam Agarwal have been arrested and the victims were properly compensated, the commission was informed.