Citing total dissatisfaction with the Odisha police investigation, as many as 21 families who have lost their limbs as a result of alleged killings have requested intervention from the President of India and the Chief Justice of the Court supreme for justice.
The aggrieved families under the aegis of Bharatiya Bikash Parishad (BBP) on Monday issued a serious appeal to the Indian president to order the government to hand over the murder cases of their members to the Central Bureau of Investigation.
The families of the victims said they would submit a memorandum on the matter to the Indian president demanding an investigation from the central agency, otherwise they could be allowed to kill themselves.
The families alleged that in all of these 21 cases, the alleged involvement of a state government minister or BJD leader was the reason the police settled the cases smoothly.
RTI activist Sanjukta Mohapatra said: âWe want to ask the government about the transparency of the investigation. If the families of the victims do not find the investigation satisfactory, how will they expect a fair trial in the case. “
Apart from that, the BBP has also questioned the role of the Court in all of these cases. Surendra Panigrahi, President of BBP, said: âEven in the Mamita murder case, we sent a note to the court, as a result of which the case moved to the list section. But he miraculously disappeared from the list after the dates were finalized.
This is a usual occurrence in any memo we submit to the courts. Deaths in custody in Golanthara and Bargarh in the case of Mamita’s murder. Our notes always disappear from the list when the hearing dates are assigned, âPanigrahi said.
It is relevant to mention here that the winter session of the Odisha Assembly is due to start from December 1. And the opposition has prepared to target the government on the state of law and order in the state, particularly in the context of the sensational Mamita Meher Murder Case.