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Police demands judicial probe into Odisha incident

Bhubaneshwar, Sep 7 (): Expressing concern over the Congress workers’ activities who went on a demonstration in Bhubaneshwar in which a woman police was severely injured, the Odisha Police Association (OPA) on Friday has demanded an arrest and a judicial probe into the incident.

OPA president Sawarmal Sharma said, ” The people involved in the attack of the police personnel during the agitation by the workers of the Congress party in Bhubaneshwar on Thursday should be arrested and severe action has be taken against them.”

” We shall demand the state government to order a judicial inquiry into the brutal incident that took place,” said Sharma who added by saying that a CBI investigation is also necessary into the incident. Indulging in criminal activities in the name of agitation will not be accepted, said the president.

Meanwhile, the Congress legislators in Odisha Assembly on Friday protested against the state government that used police force on them who behaved violently during a party rally in Bhubaneshwar.

No sooner than the House assembled for the day, the Congress workers blamed the police for using force and attacking the party cadres who were on a peaceful march in Bhubaneshwar on Thursday. Frustrated with the police action, the Congressmen raised slogans against the Odisha government and tried to climb the speaker’s daïs.

Disapproving the allegations of the Congress party, the BJD members shouted at the Opposition for attacking a woman police creating noisy scene which disrupted the House.

Congress Union minister Srikant Jena, on Friday said the Odisha government has lost the rights to administer the state especially after the Thursday incident. It has changed Odisha into a police state where no man can live peacefully, said the Union minister in a statement.

Jagdish Tytler, who is in-charge of the party in Odisha said,”We are sorry that a woman got injured, but the police first attacked our men who were also severely injured.”

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