Odisha : Demanding justice for the family members and wives of the deceased persons who were killed in a fake encounter on 14th November, 2012 at Bhaliaguda forest area, a protest demonstration was arranged by NCHRO in association with Campaign Against Fabricated Cases, Odisha, at Master Canteen Square on 14 th Nov, 2014. A memorandum was also submitted to the Governor of Odisha.
In a press release, Narendra Mohanty, National Treasurer of NCHRO said that, Five innocent persons from tribal and dalit communities of Kandhamal district were brutally murdered cold-bloodedly and later it was constructed in a manner to picture it as an encounter. The deceased Ayub Pradra of Bujuli Village, Syamson Majhi of Bhinguruguda and Ghasiram Bagsingh of Mardipanka village, Sanatan Mallik of Gaheju village under Brahmanigam P.S and Laxmikanta Naik of Tikabali P.S shot dead by police gun, they were rather known for social activism and taking the whistleblower role to stop malpractices by some elected PRI members.
Condemning the whole episode of police action of November 14 as a fake encounter, members of the rights organizations demanded a judicial probe by a sitting judge of Odisha High Court, to consider the incident as a case of murder by police and lodge 302 of IPC against the erred police officials and also demanded for compensation of Rs.10 lakh to each of the deceased family.
Download : Memorandum to Governor of Odisha