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NHRC orders inquiry into October 24 Maoist killings

  • NHRC orders inquiry into October 24 Maoist killings

    Summary: The Malkangiri administration received the inquiry order on November 7. Sub-collector (Malkangiri) Birendra Korkora said he will personally visit the encounter site to gather information. tnnAlso, the administration appeals people interested or having information about the incident can attend the inquiry and provide evidence.While, police had claimed that they had retaliated to the Maoists firing, there have been allegations that the firing was one sided and the cops allegedly fired on the Naxals in cold blood. KORAPUT: The Malkangiri subcollector is set to conduct a magisterial inquiry into the deaths of 30 Maoists, who were killed in an exchange of fire during a joint operation conducted by the security forces belonging to Odisha and Andhra Pradesh near Bejingi forest inside the cut-off area under Chitrakonda police limits in Malkangiri district on October 24.Officials said the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has ordered a magisterial inquiry and directed them to submit the0 inquiry report within 60 days of receiving the order.

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