Dismissed cop points finger to SP as well for Pipili incident

Cuttack: Dismissed police inspector Amulya Champatiray today accused the then Puri SP A N Sinha, IPS, of being equally responsible of delay in registration of a police case in the 2011 Pipili gang rape and murder case.

During cross-examination before the Judicial Commission of Inquiry, Champatiray said Sinha had not asked him to register the FIR even as the November 30, 2011 incident was brought to the notice of the SP on December 4, 2011.

“It was only on the direction of the then SDPO on December 9 that the case was registered,” Champatiray told the Commission during cross examination by advocate Nishikant Mishra, the counsel for victim’s father Babuli Behera.

Champatiray, who was dismissed from service in 2012, also said he had informed the then SP on December 4 itself about the written complaint filed by the victim’s father.

“Despite knowing that the SP had not instructed him to register the same as FIR,” Champatiray claimed.

The cross-examination of Champatiray, which had remained inconclusive on February 6, was over on the day and the Commission has fixed March 7 for the next hearing of the matter.

A 17-year-old dalit girl was allegedly raped and killed by miscreants in Pipili in 2011.