DGP instructs officers to follow High Court order relating to Odisha Bandh tomorrow in ‘letter and spirit’

Cuttack: Odisha DGP Abhay on Thursday instructed Police officers to follow High Court order issued today relating to Odisha Bandh tomorrow in a meeting conducted today by Video Conferencing, reads a note released from the State Head Quarters of Odisha Police, Cuttack today.

The order of the Orissa High Court issued today regarding the Bandh said that there shall be no attempt to forcibly close any lawful activity or any shop or establishment or prevent the plying of buses, trains and all forms of public transport.

DGP Abhay conducted a meeting by Video Conference with all District SsP, Range DIGs, CP, DCsP, SsRP and explained the High Court order relating to Odisha Bandh call given for tomorrow.

The DGP instructed to all Officers to follow the High Court order in letter and spirit. He has also asked the SsP to remain alert. Adequate Police forces have been deployed across the State to avoid any untoward incident.

RK Sharma ADGP (Law & Order) and Sanjeeb Panda ADGP, CID-CB also participated in the meeting.

On the other hand twin city Commissioner said in a presser today that during the Bandh in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack tomorrow the High Court order will be strictly followed. Commissionerate Police will see that general public should not be affected due to the Bandh tomorrow. As many as 35 Platoon of Police Force will be deployed tomorrow. The Commissioner said that in case of violation of the directive, stringent action will be taken.

It is noteworthy that, the Odisha unit of Congress was scheduled to hold six-hour bandh across the State tomorrow on November 12 seeking justice for deceased lady teacher Mamita Meher, informed party spokesperson Debasish Patnaik at a press meet earlier today.

The party has demanded resignation of Dibya Shankar Mishra, Minister of State for Home, over his alleged links with the prime accused Govinda Sahu in the sensational Mamita Meher murder case.

A decision was taken in this regard by the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) meeting held on November 1. The meeting was attended by Niranjan Patnaik, President, Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee.

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