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Tag: Odisha Human Rights Commission

Custodial death: OHRC orders govt to pay Rs 5L compensation
Custodial death: OHRC orders govt to pay Rs 5L compensation

Das in his petition further mentioned that despite knowing Biswal’s state of mind the jail authorities had neither provided him psychiatric treatment nor taken him for counselling

Woman Patient Carried On Trolley: OHRC Seeks Report From Puri CDMO

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) has sought a report from the Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO) of Puri to carry out an investigation into the death of a woman who was carried on trolley by her husband from Puri to Cuttack. The commission has directed the CDMO to submit the report by November […]

Minor Boy 'Assaulted' In Police Station: OHRC Directs Rourkela SP To Submit Report By Feb 15
OHRC Office Shut For 3 Days After Staff Tests Covid-19 Positive

Bhubaneswar: The office of the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) in Satya Nagar area of Bhubaneswar will remain closed till September 30 as one of its employees has been found positive for the coronavirus infection. A notice issued by the Secretary of the Commission on Monday mentioned that due to detection of one COVID-19 positive […]

Fake Vigilance Trap: Ex-DSP Of Anti-Corruption Wing Fined Rs 5 lakh

Bhubaneswar: An ex-Vigilance official has been fined Rs 5 lakh for registering a fake case against a junior engineer in Dhenkanal in 2017. While hearing a petition, Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) has directed that a compensation of Rs 5 lakh should be paid to the complainant junior engineer and the amount will be recovered […]

3 Families Staying In Apartment In Smart City Bhubaneswar 'Ostracised'

Bhubaneswar: You might have come across incidents of families being ostracised in remote and tribals areas of Odisha, but such incidents happening in Bhubaneswar might be hard to digest. Strange it may sound, but three families, who are staying in an apartment in Smart City Bhubaneswar have alleged that they have been ostracised by other […]

Human Rights Day: Odisha No 3 rights violator nationally in 2019!

Bhubaneswar: On the occasion of National Human Rights Day today, the stunning blow is  Odisha has emerged as the number three in human rights violations in the country in 2019-20. Significantly, when the Odisha government is high on Mo Sarkar and 5T, the seemingly disconcerting home-truth revealed is dissatisfied over Odisha government’s action taken report […]

Doctor Dadagiri: Father Of Youth Thrashed By VIMSAR Medicos Moves OHRC

Sambalpur: After a police case was registered against some doctors of Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Science And Research (VIMSAR) in Sambalpur for thrashing two youths and forcing them to do sit-ups in full public glare, father of one of the victims today lodged a complaint before the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC). Thana […]

Relaxation Of New Traffic Rules Misutilized By Habitual offenders: Odisha Human Rights Panel

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) has raised questions on State government’s decision to relax enforcement of new traffic rules for three months. In a letter, OHRC has claimed that the ‘liberty granted by the government is being misutilized as a license by habitual law breakers creating a free for all situation on the […]

OHRC gets chairperson after seven years

Bhubaneswar: After a delay of almost seven years, Justice BP Das was on Thursday was appointed chairperson of Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) while advocate Asim Amitabh Das has been named as a member of the rights panel. Both the appointments were approved by Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal. It is pertinent to mention that ORHC […]

Human rights activists demand filling up of OHRC vacancies

Bhubaneswar: Demanding immediate filling up of vacant chairperson post of the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC), human rights activists on Monday sat on dharna in front of Raj Bhavan on Monday. Under the banner of the ‘Manabadhikar Karmi and Sangathan Samuha’, human rights activists staged the protest and demanded that a retired High Court judge […]

Kunduli suicide: BJP demands Rs 1 cr compensation for kin of victim

Bhubaneswar: The BJP Mahila Morcha today sought the intervention of Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) in the Kunduli gang rape victim’s suicide case and demanded Rs 1 cr compensation for family of the girl. Besides, it accused ADG of Human Rights Protection Cell (HRPC), Mahendra Pratap and Koraput Superintendent of Police (SP) Kanwar Vishal Singh […]

DAV student suicide: OHRC asks Bhubaneswar DCP for probe report

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) today directed Bhubaneswar DCP Satyabrata Bhoi to submit the probe report on the death of DAV management student Tanya Banerjee within three weeks. The rights body has fixed December 26 for next hearing of the case. Earlier on Wednesday, the Commissionerate Police had recorded the statements of parents […]

Koraput gang rape: Medical College Superintendent deposes before OHRC

Bhubaneswar: Superintendent of Koraput medical college Sitaram Mohapatra today deposed before the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) for questioning in connection with the Koraput gang rape. Mohapatra had submitted medical examination report of the gang rape survivor to HRPC ADG Mahendra Pratap who later handed over the documents to the OHRC. On basis of the […]

Kangaroo court victim appeals before OHRC for justice

Bhubaneswar: The victim of a kangaroo court verdict in Badakera village in Angul district who was forced to go around the village beating a gong, today appealed for justice before the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC). Dushmant Sahu, the husband of a ward member, was forced to either pay Rs 50,000 penalty or go about […]

Kneel discipline: OHRC seeks reply from SP, DG Home Guard

Bhubaneswar/Baripada: The Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) on Thursday asked the Mayurbhanj Superintendent of Police (SP) and Director General of Home Guard to submit their respective inquiry reports on the ‘Kneel Punishment’ given to the Home Guards over dress code violation in Baripada of Mayurbhanj district. OHRC issued this direction acting on a petition filed […]

Physical torture of Undertrial
Torture of UTP in Choudwar jail: OHRC seeks report in 7 days

Bhubaneswar: Taking cognizance of the brutal physical torture of an undertrial prisoner (UTP) at the Circle Jail in Choudwar, Cuttack, the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) today sought a report from the authorities within 7 days. The acting chairperson of the rights panel, Justice B K Mishra directed the additional DGP-cum-IG of Prisons, Bhubaneswar to […]

OHRC penalises doc for minor’s death due to medical negligence

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) has directed the state government to provide compensation of Rs 2 lakh to the kin of an eight-year-old girl, who died allegedly due to medical negligence in Kendrapada district two years back. The compensation amount would be recovered from Dr Bhaskar Chandra Kar, the medical officer of the […]

OHRC orders probe into patient not getting treatment

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) today ordered a probe over a report that a patient with sores on his body was forced to languish on the floor of Cuttack’s SCB Medical College without treatment. Taking a sou-motu cognisance of the report, OHRC Acting Chairperson Justice B K Mishra asked the Revenue Divisional Commissioner […]

Student death case: OHRC seeks report form Bhubaneswar DCP

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) has sought report from the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Bhubaneswar in the matter of the death of Asutosh Mohanty alias Rishi, a B. Tech Student. OHRC’s acting chairperson B K Mishra called for a report from the DCP within three weeks about the progress of the investigation […]

Child mauled by dogs: OHRC seeks report from Puri collector, Municipality

Bhubaneswar: Three weeks after the shocking death of a four-year-old child who was mauled by a pack of stray dogs in Jagannath Colony area, the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) today directed the Puri collector and Municipality Executive Officer to submit a detailed report in this connection. Notably, the shocking incident had occurred on December […]

OHRC notice to Cuttack SP on custodial deaths

Cuttack: Taking note of two custodial deaths within a span of five days in the district, the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) today issued notices to the In-charge SP of Cuttack rural police asking him to enquire into the matters and submit reports within four weeks. Acting chairman of OHRC Justice (Retd) B K Mishra […]

OHRC asks for probe into carrying of corpse on bamboo pole

The Odisha Human Rights Commission today asked the district collector of Balasore and Inspector General of Railway Police to enquire into alleged carrying of a corpse by tying it to a bamboo pole

OHRC notice to govt as minister reviews dengue situation

Cuttack: Odisha Human Rights Commission today issued notice to the government asking it to file action taken reports on measures taken by it to contain spread of dengue. “At least 426 patients across the state have so far tested positive to dengue virus this year”, state’s Health Minister Atanu Sabysachi Nayak told reporters after visiting […]

Rairangpur MLA
Woman charges Rairangpur MLA of harassment; moves OHRC

Bhubaneswar: The Zilla Parishad Vice-Chairperson of Mayurbhanj district moved the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) today alleging harassment by Rairangpur MLA Saiba Sushil Kumar Hansdah and his associates. As per the complaint made the victim, during the inauguration of the Aahar program on April 14, Hansdah and his two associates passed inappropriate comments and harassed […]

UTP- Kishore Jena
Handcuffing UTP under treatment: OHRC seeks report within four weeks

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) on Tuesday directed the principal secretary, state Home department, IG (Prisons) and the Police Commissioner to submit the inquiry report relating to handcuffing of an under-trial prisoner (UTP) of Jharpada Circle Jail, while he was under treatment in Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar, within four weeks. The directive of […]

Azad sit-in at Jharpara Jail
Maoists' protest: ADG visits Jharapada jail to hold talks

Bhubaneswar: A day after the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) asked the Additional Director General (ADG), Police to take immediate steps to restrain 12 Maoists from fasting inside Jharpada Circle Jail in Bhubaneswar and Bhanjanagar Sub Jail, ADG Arun Ray on Sunday visited Jharapada jail to hold discussions with the Maoists on a hunger strike. […]

Tension over Kosei bridge intensifies

Anandpur: The tension surrounding the location of proposed Kosei bridge continues to intensify. Soon after villagers protesting the present location of bridge clashed with police, another forum has come to fore demanding no changes to the proposed location while State BJP has moved the Odisha Human Rights Commission alleging excessive action and human rights violation […]

Woman claims her husband molests employees, moves OHRC

A woman has complained to the the OHRC...