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Staines verdict: Security fears in Orissa
Giridhar Gopal in Bhubaneswar | September 15, 2003 10:43 IST
Last Updated: September 15, 2003 13:36 IST
Special security arrangements have been made in parts of Orissa as District and Sessions Judge Mahendra Nath Patnaik is expected to deliver his verdict in the Graham Staines murder case on Monday, officials said in Bhubaneswar.
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Prohibitory orders have been clamped in the court and its vicinity, district Superintendent of Police Arun Sarangi told rediff.com. An additional superintendent of police has been put in charge of the security arrangements.
Fearing a law and order problem in pockets of Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj, police has tightened security in all sensitive places in both the districts.
Police has also provided security cover to Gladys Staines, widow of the Australian missionary who resides at Baripada, a home department official told rediff.com.
Interestingly, a two-member team from the Australian high commission led by Consul Mark Webslor has arrived in Bhubaneswar to hear the judgment.
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