Orissa | Posted on Dec 22, 2011 at 11:03am IST
SC/ST Commission summons Collector
indianexpress Express News Service , The New Indian Express
PARADIP: The Chairman of National Commission for SC and ST, PL Punia,
has summoned Jagatsinghpur Collector Narayan Chandra Jena and SP S.
Debdatta Singh for personal appearance on December 27 in connection
with the Kujang firecrackers explosion case.
�As Kujang police have been silent on the issue even a month after the
incident,� State Dalit Association president Ashok Biswal and
Jagatsinghpur Ambedkar Association president Manoj Bhoi had sought the
intervention of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes/Scheduled
Tribes seeking proper inquiry into the explosion besides compensation
to the injured persons and kin of the deceased.
�Though two persons of Balrampur village had lodged an FIR against the
accused, Kujang police are yet to act against those involved. Police
have, however, registered a case against the owner of firecracker
�The Collector, meanwhile, said he is yet to receive any letter from
the Commission� for appearance but the administration has already
requested the State Government to compensate the victim families and
steps have been taken for the purpose.
�Meanwhile, IG (Crime Branch) Susant Nath visited Kujang police
station and inquired about the probe status. He also visited the spot
at Kujang bazaar where the explosion took place in November.
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