Bhubaneswar Minor Gangrape: Crime Branch ADG Appears Before HC


Cuttack: In the wake of the much-talked-about gang rape of a minor girl in the Infocity area of Bhubaneswar, the Additional Director General (ADG), Crime Branch Soumendra Priyadarshi appeared before the Orissa High Court through video conferencing on Wednesday.

Giving details of the status of investigation into the case, the ADG told the court that the Crime Branch that has arrested four persons is on the hunt for the remaining accused. As the investigation is underway to nab the remaining accused, he prayed the court to allow some time to furnish a detailed status report.

Asked about the policeman and his two associates against whom the mother of the victim has lodged a complaint, petitioner’s counsel Gopal Jena said as the Crime Branch has arrested four persons two days ago and is interrogating them, it sought the permission of the court to give some more time.

“The court said it will have the next hearing in January, the exact date is yet to be fixed,” Jena added.

Also Read: Two OTV Staffers Held In Bhubaneswar Minor Girl Rape Case

Notably, the Crime Branch had arrested two employees of Odisha Television Ltd (OTV) Aniruddha Panda and Krushna Behera, and two security guards Sribatsha Samal and Bijaya Rout on December 14 and produced them in the POCSO Court after conducting their medical examination.

The court rejected their bail plan and remanded them to judicial custody. Police later sent them to Jharpada Jail.

On the same day, the OTV managing director Jagi Mangat Panda had appeared before the Odisha State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (OSCPCR) in a video conferencing and refuted all the allegations against her in this connection.

Also Read: Odisha DGP Appears Before HC In Bhubaneswar Minor Girl Gangrape Case; Next Hearing On Dec 16


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