Orissas Archbishop moves SC for CBI probe into violence

September 2nd, 2008 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Sept 2 (ANI): The Archbishop of Cuttack today filed a petition before the Supreme Court seeking a CBI probe into violence against the Christians in Orissa.

The petition also sought the involvement of the National Human Rights Commissions (NHRC) to conduct a probe and find out as to which organisation was behind the Kandhamal violence.

Senior Advocate Collin Gonsalves informed about the filing of the petition to a Bench headed by Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan, which agreed to hear the matter later in the day.

The petitioner further claimed that the Rapid Action Force (RAF) has been deployed only in the cities and the rural areas had been left out and bore the maximum brunt of the unrest. They want the RAF to be deployed in rural areas as well.

Moreover, the petitioners wanted that a compensation of Rs four lakh each should be given to those whose property were destroyed in the violence. (ANI)

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