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HC asks OSLSA to probe Kalinganagar violence

The Orissa High Court today directed the Orissa State Legal Services Authority to conduct an enquiry and submit report pertaining to recent violence at Kalinganagar in Jajpur district.

india Updated: May 22, 2010 22:08 IST

The Orissa High Court today directed the Orissa State Legal Services Authority (OSLSA) to conduct an enquiry and submit report pertaining to recent violence at Kalinganagar in Jajpur district.

Chief Justice Venkatgowda Gopalagowda and Justice Laxmikant Mohapatra hearing a PIL filed by lawyer and social activist Ramachandra Ray of the locality directed the member-secretary of OSLSA to submit the report by Thursday next.

The petitioner had alleged state government-sponsored anarchy at Kalinganagar and had demanded a CBI or Human Rights Commission probe into the chaos and lawlessness in the area.

Violation of human rights is rampant in the locality and tribal people are forcibly evacuated from their homes in Kalinganagar where the government is setting up a common corridor road to facilitate different industrial units coming up in the area, the petition had alleged.

Upon submission of the report, the case would again come up for hearing before the vacation court of Justice Bimal Prasad Das and Justice Laxmikant Mohapatra on May 28, said the petitioner's advocate Asish Mishra.