SDPO Assaults Tribal Women: Oppn Creates Ruckus In Odisha Assembly

Bhubaneswar: Opposition Congress and BJP members created ruckus in the Odisha Assembly on Wednesday over Chitrakonda SDPO Anshuman Dwivedi allegedly assaulting four tribal women, leading to adjournments.

Congress MLA Tara Prasad Bahinipati demanded a magistrate probe into the incident. He also demanded the immediate suspension of Dwivedi.

Congress MLA Santosh Singh Saluja demanded a CBI probe while veteran Congress leader Narasingha Mishra demanded a judicial probe.

BJP members too backed the Congress. “We demand a judiciary inquiry into the incident. We also demand a probe by a House Committee,” said Mohan Majhi.

Minister of State for Scheduled Caste and Schedule Tribe Development, Minorities and Backward Classes Welfare Jagannath Saraka condemned the incident and promised strict action against the SDPO.

The SDPO allegedly assaulted the tribal women over ganja smuggling on June 7.


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