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Chhatra Congress activists gherao Police Commissioner’s office

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Bhubaneswar: Hundreds of activists of the Chhatra Congress on Tuesday gheraoed the Police Commissioner’s office here and the offices of District Superintendent Police across the state demanding action against the erring Police personnel and a judicial inquiry into Police attack on students Congress activists at Bhubaneswar on December 10 last.

The agitation was led among others by Odisha Chhatra Congress President Yasir Nawaz, senior Congress leader Suresh Chandra Routray and former Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC)President Jaydev Jena at Bhubaneswar.

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The chhatra congress activists gheraoed the Police Commissioner’s office and SP office on the direction of Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee President Niranjan Patnaik.

The Congress leaders alleged that several Chhatra Congress activists were admitted to hospital with serious injuries when Police lathi-charged them while they were trying to gherao the state Assembly demanding justice for Mamita Meher, the ouster of Minister of State for Home Dibya Shankar Mishra for his alleged involvement in the Mamita Meher murder case and a court-monitored SIT probe into the incident.
The Congress leaders alleged that Police chased the chhatra congress activists, while they were protesting peacefully, trespassed into the Congress Bhawan and beat the chhatra congress activists.

The Congress supporters also held demonstrations in front of the office of the DCP Cuttack and DCP Bhubaneswar.

A report from Mayurbhanja said the chhatra Congress activists scuffled with the Police at Baripada today, The problem arose when the student congress activists wanted to march into the SP office and submit a memorandum to the SP but the Police personnel prevented them.

The Congress supporters threatened to intensify their agitation if action was not taken against the erring Police personnel.

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