Union Petrol Minister seeks CBI probe into Kunduli case

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New Delhi: Prime Minister of Mauritius, Pravind Kumar Jugnauth shakes hands with Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan during a meeting in New Delhi on Friday. PTI Photo by Kamal Singh(PTI5_26_2017_000168B)

By Our Correspondent

BHUBANESWAR:Union Minister Petroleum , Natural Gas , Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday held Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik responsible for the death of the Kundli gangrape victim and dared him to order for a CBI probe into the incident.

“The DGP tried to suppress the gangrape incident just a few hours after it happened. He continued saying nothing such occurred. The victim ended life after going through mental trauma for four months. The DGP, HRPC DIG, Koraput SP and the Chief Mister, as head of Home Department, are responsible for the girl’s death,” Pradhan told reports after attending the ‘Listen to the PM’s Man ki Baat’ programme held here.

Pradhan said if the Chief Minister has guts he should order a CBI probe as the Haryana Government did in a similar case recently.Stating that manipulation of forensic report had earlier been reported in the Anjana Mishra case, he lamented saying the forensic report has been altered in case of a Dalit girl too at the behest of the ruling party.

He went on alleging that the Chief Minister has been so drunk and addictive with power that he is failing to understand Odia people’s sufferings. The sins of the death of the tiny girl for not availing justice would lay cursed on the Chief Minister, he said.

BJD spokesperson Amar Satpathy said the people of Odisha are watching who is drunk with power.“Many cases had been handed over to the CBI earlier but people of the State are still unaware about proceedings. The demand for a CBI probe into the Kunduli case is just part of a campaign by the BJP and I think that judicial probe will unravel the truth,” said Satpathy.

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