Orissa: High Court allows nun plea on identification test

July 18, 2012 by  
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Orissa, July 18, 2012: Justice Indrajit Mahanti turned down the district court order which disallowed the test identification (TI) parade in Choudwar jail as prayed by the nun.

The Orissa High Court has allowed a plea of a Kandhamal nun for a test identification parade in Choudwar jail here of an accused arrested recently in the rape case.

Justice Indrajit Mahanti turned down the district court order which disallowed the test identification (TI) parade in Choudwar jail as prayed by the nun.

The nun was allegedly raped in K Nuagaon of Kandhamal district on August 25 during the 2008 anti-Christian riots in the district.

The state crime branch arrested an accused Apurba Rout in May for his alleged involvement in the 2008 case.

The crime branch police wanted the identification parade in G Udaygiri jail as Rout is currently lodged there.

But the nun made a plea before the Baliguda court in June this year saying it would not be safe for her to go to Baliguda to participate in the TI parade as there is a threat to her life in the locality.

When the local court had rejected her plea, she challenged it in the High Court.

At least 27 persons have been arrested in this connection and the nun had participated in two TI parades at the Choudwar jail here earlier as per the direction of the High Court.

– business standard

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