Wednesday, January 18, 2012

[ZESTCaste] Naveen promises 'extremely strong' action in Dalit rape case

Naveen promises 'extremely strong' action in Dalit rape case
PTI | 11:01 PM,Jan 17,2012

Bhubaneswar, Jan 17 (PTI) Odisha Chief minister Naveen Patnaik today
said "extremely strong" action will be taken against those found
guilty in the alleged rape of a Dalit girl at Pipili in Puri district.
"I can assure you all that very stringent and extremely strong action
will be taken in this matter," he told reporters on his return to the
state capital after a five-day visit to New Delhi. Asked whether he
would take action against Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharathy who
had been accused of giving shelter to the accused, Patnaik said, "It
is already late evening. I have just returned from Delhi. I will look
into the matter in detail tomorrow." Terming the incident as
"unfortunate", Patnaik said the state's health department had been
making effort to send the young lady to AIIMS, Delhi for further
treatment. Consultations with the parents of the 19-year-old girl were
on, he said. Noting that some persons have already been arrested in
this connection, the chief minister said he had ordered a judicial
probe into the incident.

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