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Senior IPS Officer Arun Bothra To Head SIT to inquiry alleged kidnapping and murder of Pari,

Bhubaneswar:28/11/20: The Odisha government on Saturday selected senior IPS officer Arun Bothra to head a special investigation team (SIT) which has been formed to investigate the alleged kidnapping and murder of Pari, a five-year-old girl whose body had been found days after she went missing while playing near her house in a village in Nayagarh district in July this year.

In a letter to the Registrar of the Orissa High Court, Special Secretary (Home) informed that the State government has selected a panel of senior officers for the Special Investigation Team.The other officials whose names have been recommended by the State government for the SIT include- Crime Branch SP RK Dora, Additional SP RC Thamba, Inspectors Narendra Behera and Mamata Rani Panda.Earlier in the day, the State Government agreed to conduct a probe into the alleged murder of Amrita Sneha Sahu (Pari) following pressure from the Opposition who are demanding the expulsion of Minister Arun Sahoo for his alleged complicity in the case.

The death of Pari has sparked a massive public outrage after her parents attempted to commit suicide in front of Odisha Assembly on Tuesday. The victim’s parents- Ashok and Saudamini Sahu alleged that Minister Sahoo was shielding the prime accused, Babuli Nayak as he was a worker in the BJD.

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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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