BJP Panel to Probe Sambalpur Hanuman Jayanti Violence

Bhubaneswar: A four-member inquiry committee formed by the BJP will make an inquiry into the incidents of violence during the Hanuman Jayanti procession in Odisha’s Sambalpur on April 12 and 14.

Through a statement, the state BJP unit informed that the party President J.P. Nadda has formed the panel. This panel will reach the violence-hit Sambalpur for its inquiry. It will submit its report to the BJP president.

This BJP team includes four BJP MPs namely Brij Lal, Samir Oraon, Aditya Sahu, and Jyotirmay Singh Mahato.

Odisha BJP president Manmohan Samal along with several other party leaders had urged Union Home Minister Amit Shah to initiate an NIA probe into the communal violence during the Hanuman Jayanti celebration in Sambalpur on April 12 evening. Several persons including police personnel were injured in the communal violence.

Similar communal violence got repeated in Sambalpur on April 14 when a Hanuman Jayanti procession was underway. A youth was allegedly stabbed to death and several shops were burnt down and ransacked.

Following it, curfew had to be clamped in Sambalpur and internet services were suspended in the area for several days.

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