"It gives a wrong message that people in power have
access to special amnesty," said the Chairman of SC Commission adding that “it’s upto the Chief Minister to take a step on this”.
Dr Rout, in New Delhi now, told media
persons that he filed a petition in the High Court and never sought any
help or assistance from the government in this regard.
Briefing the press in Bhubaneswar, Dr
Punia also hinted about the much discussed Pipili gang rape case and
urged that the government must properly inquire into the alleged
involvement of the ousted minister Pradeep Maharathi in the case of gang
rape and murder and do justice to the victim family. "It's known that
the prime accused Prasant alias Pasia was a close aid of Maharathi. Even
the state police denies to the allegation of Prasant being arrested from
the farmhouse of the ousted Minister, his role in influencing police to
deny registration of FIR, influencing the medical officers to deny
proper treatment and undertake wrong treatment of snake bite has to be
probed properly," said Punia.
It’s to mentioned that a dalit girl Babina
Behera of Arjungoda village in Pipili Police station area was allegedly
raped and attempted to be killed on November 29, 2011 morning. After
remaining in a comatose state for about six months, Babina was declared
dead by Doctors of SCB Medical college Hospital, Cuttack, on June 21,
Referring to the case of non-entry of
dalits into the Hindu temples, Punia said, "It's unfortunate that such
evils rule our society even today. However, instead of treating it just
as a legal issue, it must be seen as a social issue and a strategy be
prepared to deal with the issue through awareness campaigns."
With cases of Dalit atrocity increasing in the State of Odisha, the
National SC Commission seems to have become the biggest troublemaker to
some politicians and the government of Odisha as a whole.