Kandhamal firing: NCSC to discuss issue in Delhi today

New Delhi, July 21: The National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) called a meeting on Thursday here to discuss the Kandhmal firing which claimed lives of five people.

Odisha Home secretary Asit Tripathy, DGP KB Singh and SC/ST secretary Surendra Kumar have been invited to attend the meeting, reported the Odisha TV.

NCSC to discuss Kandhmal firing

National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) chairman Dr PL Punia visited the Gumudumaha village and met kin of the victims who were killed during anti-Maoist operation on July 8.
Punia promised actions against those involved in the incident.

Five villagers, including three women and a child, were killed during the anti-Maoists operation by Special Operation Group (SOG) personnel at Malapanga forest in Kandhamal district.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had directed an SIT Team of State Human Rights Protection Cell (HRPC) to probe the incident.

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A seven member SIT team led by ADG, Human Rights Protection Cell, Mahendra Pratap, reached the village ten days after the incident.

Villagers were questioned on the details of the incident like, how and when they had gone to Baliguda for receiving their MGNREGS dues, when the firing occurred, whether it was a cross firing or one sided and how and when the injured were taken from the spot for treatment.

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