Kunduli Case: Odisha CM directs expanding Terms of Reference of judicial inquiry

KalingaTV News Network

Bhubaneswar: Hours after the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) directed the Odisha government to cooperate with the NHRC probe team during its investigation into the Kunduli incident, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik directed the state Crime Branch to expand the Terms of Reference (ToR) of judicial inquiry into the incident.

“The circumstance leading to alleged committing of suicide by the minor girl”, will be added to existing terms of reference. The judicial probe was notified on 26 December 2017,” said the twitter handle of the Chief Minister’s office.

The NHRC today asked its DG (Investigation Division) to constitute a team of investigators to conduct a spot inquiry into the matter and submit its report within 15 days.

The national human rights body has asked the Odisha government to provide all the necessary reports and documents related to the case.

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