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Marathon kid Budhia's coach files contempt plea

Coach Biranchi Das alleged that the state minister and four officials violated the HC order staying coercive action against him.

india Updated: May 10, 2006 17:42 IST

Marathon kid Budhia Singh's coach on Wednesday filed a contempt petition in the Orissa High Court.

Coach Biranchi Das alleged that the state minister Pramila Mallick and four officials violatedthe HCorder staying coercive action against him.

In his petition, coach Biranchi Das named Mallick, Women and Child Development Minister, Secretary of the Department Mona Sharma, Chairman of the Khurda District Child Welfare Committee (CWC), RS Mishra, Deputy Superintendent of Police Durlav Chandra Singh and Inspector in charge of Bargarh police station Jagannath Pradhan.

Pointing out that the court had granted him interim protection following the proceedings initiated against him by the Khurda districtof CWC, Das alleged the police came in three vans and dragged him and Budhia to the Capital Hospital for the boy's medical test on Sunday.

Das said he didn't receive any communication about the medical tests earlier and charged in his petition that these people had adopted this method to tarnish Budhia's image in public.

They had deliberately and wilfully violated the court order and thereby made themselves liable jointly and severally to be punished for disobedience of the court order, the petition alleged.

It also added that they were liable to be punished under the provisions of the Contempt of Court Act.

Das had first approached the High Court seeking that the summon issued to him by the CWC be quashed. The court on April 13 stayed the execution of the summon and asked the government to file an affidavit within one week stating under what circumstances the summon had been issued.

On May 4, the court ordered that the stay on execution of the summon should continue while directing the government to file affidavit by May 19.

First Published: May 10, 2006 17:42 IST