Farmers suicide: HC notices to Orissa govt, OHRC, CBI–HC-notices-to-Orissa-govt–OHRC–CBI

Cuttack, Mar 18 (PTI) Taking cognisance of a PIL pertaining to suicide by a farmer, the Orissa High Court today issued notices to the state government, CBI and Orissa Human Rights Commission (OHRC).
A bench of HC comprising Justice A S Naidu and Justice B N Mohapatra took note of the PIL pertaining to the suicide by Jhintu Bariah in Balangir and issued notices to four state government officials, including the CBI SP in Bhubaneswar and the chairman of OHRC.
The respondents would have to file their counters to the PIL within three weeks, the order said, adding that the matter would come up for hearing after the affidavits are received.
Demanding a CBI enquiry into what the petitioner alleged as "starvation death" of the farmer, the PIL was filed in January this year.

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