Local News | Gang rape | Anjana Mishra Appeals Orissa High Court To Direct CBI To Speed Up Investigation | Today News 2021 |may 2|

Local News | Gang rape | Anjana Mishra Appeals Orissa High Court To Direct CBI To Speed Up Investigation | Today News 2021 |may 2|

Cuttack: Gang-rape survivor Anjana Mishra has requested the Orissa High Court (HC) to direct the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to divulge information regarding the involvement of more persons in the case from the main accused Biban Biswal.

In a letter to the Justice of the High Court, she appealed the court to order a detailed investigation into the case and direct the CBI to take out more information regarding the involvement of other influential personalities in the incident.

She told the court that due to her financial instability, she cannot hire lawyer and requested the High Court to appoint a lawyer for her. Anjana further told the court to ensure her justice as soon as possible.

It may be recalled here that Anjana was gang raped by Biban Biswal and two others on the night of January 9, 1999. Biban, the prime accused in the case, who was on the run for 22 years, was arrested by Commissionerate Police from Aamby Vally near Navi Mumbai in Maharashtra in February.

Anjana has been demanding capital punishment for Biban Biswal and had earlier accused the CBI for not cooperating her in the case. She further alleged that due the lackadaisical attitude central probing agency, she is yet to get justice.

Anjana has also been alleging that due to the strong patronage by politicians of the Congress party, which was ruling the State when the ghastly incident had occurred in 1999, Biswal managed to evade arrest at that time.

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Today orders | Odisha report | Orissa High Court Orders Eviction Of Illegal Prawn Gherries From Chilika, Bhitarkanika.

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court has ordered eviction of illegal prawn gherries at Chilika, Bhitarkanika and other eco-sensitive wetland areas in Puri and Ganjam district.

While directing the Collectors of the convened district to execute the decision taken at the meeting chaired by State Chief Secretary recently on illegal prawn gherries, the court has also asked the authorities to destroy the seized materials and machineries from the violators apart from filing criminal cases against them.

The directive comes after hearing into a case registered suo motu by the court on the basis of Supreme Court’s order regarding protection of wetlands.

“The High Court has ordered the Collectors of the respective districts to register criminal cases against the violators in this connection. The Court had also previously ordered to file cases, but no action was taken,” Mohit Agarwal, who has been appointed as Amicus Curie in the case said.

The eviction of illegal gheries is supposed to be completed by May 2021 in Kendrapara, Ganjam and Khordha districts and by the end of this year in Puri. The illegal prawn gherries spread over around 30,000 acres of areas, he added.

The meeting which was presided over by the Chief Secretary has decided to grant necessary amount of funds from Revenue and Disaster Management department. The funds should be provided to the collectors of Kendrapara, Khordha, Ganjam and Puri. One platoon of police force will also be provided to each district during the eviction drive to maintain law and order.

It was also decided in the meeting that the eviction exercise will be videographed and Amicus curie will be briefed about the drive.
A meeting through video conference will be held on every Friday to review the progress of the work.

The meeting which will be chaired by the chief secretary will be attended by Advocate General, officials of Chilika Development Authority (CDA), Collectors and SPs of four districts.

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