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Odisha Chief Minister nnounced Special Investigation Team probe into the Kunduli incident

Bhubaneswar:7/2/18;Chief Minister Naveen Pattnaik  announced a SIT (Special Investigation Team) probe into the Kunduli incident with a prayer to be monitored by the Odisha High Court.

His statement below:

The Kunduli alleged gangrape case is an extremely tragic incident. It is my firm belief that law should take its own course and justice should be done without fear and favour.

In addition to transferring the case for investigation to the Crime Branch, the State Government had also instituted an independent Judicial Inquiry with a sitting judge nominated by the Hon’ble High Court.

Because of the extraordinary circumstances of the case after the death of the victim girl, my strong faith and conviction in the principles of natural justice and commitment to safety and dignity of women, the State Government will take immediate steps for handing over the investigation of the cases to a Special Investigation Team with a prayer to be monitored by Court.

The State Government is committed that justice should be delivered at the earliest and in the most transparent manner.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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