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Orissa: Archbishop seeks CBI probe into violence

September 02, 2008 14:23 IST

The Archbishop of Cuttack approached the Supreme Court seeking a CBI probe into the violence against Christians in Orissa.

The Archbishop's petition has also sought that the NHRC be asked to conduct a probe to find out which organisation was behind the Kandhamal violence.

                                               Read: The face of Orissa violence

Senior Advocate Collin Gonsalves informed about the filing of the petition to a Bench headed by Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan which agreed to hear the matter later in the day.

The petitioner claimed that the Rapid Action Force has been deployed only in the cities and it has to be moved to the rural areas which have borne the maximum brunt of the unrest.

The petition also sought a compensation of Rs 4 lakh each for those whose property and houses were destroyed in the violence.   

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