While Congress Legislature Party leader Narasingha Mishra is fighting the case to give justice to the slain lady teacher’s family, his son Amarendra is appearing as special PP in the lower court.
The court has scheduled the next hearing into the matter on March 21.
A higher turnout is expected when policies of the incumbents (Modi and Naveen) had a salutary effect on voters, or when the contest has been very close
The Opposition party has claimed that Minister Mishra had visited Raipur on October 15, last year. Later, he went to Chandigarh before going to Delhi. He met Sahu following his return to Raipur on October 18.
The Sindhekala police, which investigated the case,have mentioned two names of Gobinda Sahu, the prime accused in the murder case and his driver Radhe, who is the co-accused, in the charge sheet, under sections 302, 201 and 120 (B) of the IPC.
In the event the police fail to file the charge sheet even after six days, it will make it easy for prime accused Sahu to avail bail, lawyers opined.
Alleging that the State government has failed to provide justice to the deceased lady teacher, hundreds of BJP activists took out a massive march to Naveen Niwas, the official residence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in Bhubaneswar.
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The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has launched a letter to CM campaign against Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik while accusing him of playing a double standard role in ensuring safety of women and girls from crimes in the State.
The Mahatma Gandhi Marg in Bhubaneswar witnessed brutal aggression on Friday after a violent scuffle ensued between Chhatra Congress (NSUI) workers and police while the former was on way to gherao the Odisha Assembly. The activists had launched protest against state (Home) minister Dibya Shankar Mishra seeking his arrest and dismissal over alleged involvement in murder of lady teacher Mamita Meher.
When the situation worsened, the security forces lathi (baton)-charged the protesters. Platoons of police chased the protesters into the Congress Bhawan while many of the workers ran inside the building for cover.
Addressing the House, MP Suresh Pujari said that the Odisha government is incapable of handling the Mamita murder case as its MoS (Home) is allegedly involved in it
The protest turned violent after the saffron party activists tried to make forced entry by breaking the police cordon.
BJP Yuva Morcha activists took out a massive rally in Bhubaneswar to gherao State Assembly demanding CBI probe and sacking of minister Dibya Shankar Mishra in connection with murder of lady teacher Mamita Meher. On the way, the activists scuffled with police after they were stopped from crossing the barricade. Such was the situation that police reportedly resorted to lathi-charge to disperse the agitators, but to no avail.
Holding banners, the members of Congress conducted ‘parikrama’ of the Odisha Assembly demanding Mishra’s ouster and High Court-monitored SIT probe into Mamita murder case.
Soon after the Assembly proceedings began today, both Opposition BJP and Congress rushed into the well of the House and gheraoed the podium of Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro demanding dismissal of Dibya Shankar Mishra.
Congress MLA Tara Prasad Bahinipati on Saturday sprinkled Ganga Jal on the Assembly floor in a bid to ‘purify’ the Assembly, accusing MoS (Home) Dibya Shankar Mishra of polluting Odisha Assembly by putting his steps inside the House.
Alleging that the Odisha Assembly House has become impure following entry of Minister Dibya Shankar Mishra, the legislators of the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) on Friday carried out a ‘purification’ ritual inside the premises.
The additional district and sessions judge court of Kantabanji will take up the bail application for hearing on December 6.
In a counter move, BJD MLAs staged a dharna near Mahatma Gandhi statue on the premises of the Odisha Assembly protesting the stiff hike in LPG prices.
A delegation of the saffron party met Speaker Surya Narayan Patro today and asked clarification over allowing ‘tainted’ Minister Mishra into the Odisha Legislative Assembly
The HC has nominated retired district judge ABS Naidu to monitor the probe of the case which has triggered a political storm in the State.
The aggrieved families under the aegis of Bharatiya Bikash Parishad (BBP) on Monday issued an earnest appeal to the President of India to direct the government for handing over the murder cases of their members for probe by the CBI
Sensing a thunderous winter session, the ruling BJD is planning to move an adjournment over LPG price hike on day one of the session
The outrage demanding justice for murdered lady teacher Mamita Meher is rising day by day in Odisha.
Coming down heavily on Naveen Patnaik, BJP Bhubaneswar organisational district president, Babu Singh, said they have been staging protests and bandhs for the last couple of days, demanding the removal of Minister Dibyashankar Mishra and justice to the victim's family. “But Naveen Patnaik has been maintaining a stoic silence. This is why we have launched a 'halla bol' agitation against the 21 year- old government,” he said.
BJP spokesperson Pitambar Acharya said, “Das' statement shows his ego and ignorance of the law. If he has the guts, he should give advice to Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to dismiss the State Law Minister and the MoS (Home) and order CBI probe into the Mamita murder case and the Mahanga double murder case
In a bid to collect strong evidence against Sahu, police had sought permission of the court to examine his signature
Targeting Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik over the Mamita Meher murder case, Union Education Minister and senior BJP leader, Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday said that Patnaik is having double standards over his proclaimed principles.
BJP’s State general secretary Lekhashree Samantasinghar alleged that after destroying all evidence with the help of police, now the Minister is claiming that he is innocent.
Last month, the outfit had also filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Rs 50 lakh compensation for the next of the kin of the deceased lady teacher. However, the organization said that the PIL is yet to be listed for hearing though three memos have been made so far. During the period, several startling facts relating to the murder case have also come out, said president, Bharatiya Bikash Parishad, Surendra Panigrahi.
The Opposition party activists kicked off the campaign near the railway station at Master Canteen square demanding the resignation of the Minister of State (Home) Dibya Shankar Mishra for his alleged involvement in the case
The Odisha Minister of State for Home affairs, Captain Dibya Shankar Mishra on Wednesday claimed that he has never been to the school at Mahaling in Kalahandi district.
The Student wing of Odisha Congress on Tuesday tried to gherao the CM Naveen Patnaik’s residence and the DG camp office demanding justice for murdered lady teacher Mamita Meher. During the protest, a scuffle broke out between the agitators and police following which many of the protestors were detained by the police.
Members of the Chhatra Congress took out a rally to gherao the camp office of the State Director General of Police (DGP) and Naveen Niwas, the official residence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. However, the activists were stopped by the police midway near Forest Park.
Health Minister Naba Kishore Das and Labour Minister Susanta Singh faced black flag protest near OMP square while they were returning to the circuit house after attending a programme of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
Suresh Pujari had lashed out at Patnaik and the Odisha Government after several workers of the saffron party were arrested while staging protests over the sensational murder case of Kalahandi lady teacher Mamita Meher.
Minister Dibya Shankar Mishra has been in the eye of storm for his alleged close proximity with Gobinda Sahu, the prime accused in the sensational Kalahandi lady teacher Mamita Meher murder case.
Meanwhile, Mishra, during a briefing to media persons at Bhubaneswar, said he would like to raise his concerns over two aspects of the investigation into the murder case wherein the interference by the Northern range DIG was unwarranted.
The northern Range DIG Deepak Kumar is acting as a spokesperson of the ruling party and is trying to give a clean chit to minister Mishra even when the investigation into the matter is still on," charged Lekhashree Samantasinghar.