The Samikhsya Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Nov 2 :-BJP today threatened to paralyse the functioning of the state Assembly demanding CBI probe into the rape and murder of Panchayat Executive Officer (PEO) Smitarani Biswal. Leader of Opposition Pradipta Kumar Nayak told news persons here that the assembly will be paralysed if the government did not recommend for a CBI probe before the commencement of the winter session of the House. He alleged that since the district police and the administration are influencing theinvestigation process, the husband and the young daughter of deceased Smitarani will not get justice.
Hence, the case be handed over CBI for an impartial inquiry, Mr, Nayak said adding that the BJP will oppose if the government ordered for a crime branch inquiry and tried to suppress the matter. The Leader of Opposition said a delegation of the MLAs of the party will soon apprise the Union Home Minister and the National Mahila Commission about the incident and urged them to intervene in the matter.
The BJP leader also demanded the government to immediately dismiss the Jajpur District uperintendent of Police and the Chairperson of the state Mahila Commission. He said it is surprising that the SP without conducting any inquiry and listening to the husband and the family members of Smitarani ,made public statement on the character of the deceased relying the statement of the accused who has been arrested and sent to jail.
Mr Nayak said even though the Mahila Commission Chairpersons had visited the spot but she had did not meet the family members of Smitarani. The state government, he demanded should provide 24hour police security to the family members of Smitarani as they are pancked and living under threat.The BJP leader said as per the reports of the local office, the guest house where Smitarani was murdered has been evicted on March 27 last year.The District Collector and the Revenue department should now clarify the veracity of the report.
Smitarani Biswal was found hanging in the guest house at Baligari under Dharmasala Block of the Jajpur district on October 16 last in a mysterious condition. Later, Police arrested Rupesh Bhadra, the husband of the Haridspur Panchyat in connection with the incident. The BJP alleged that Smitarani was gang raped and murdered and demanded CBI inquiry into the case.The party also observed 12-hour Jajpur bandh and held demonstration in front of the Raj Bjawan and the Mahila Commission office in support of its demand .
The party had also filed FIRs against the Jajpur District SP for for assassinating the character of the deceased and demanded strong action against him.The Congress has also been demanding CBI inquiry into the case.