Probe report protest
Bhubaneswar, June 3:
Leaders of Chilika Matsyajibi Mahasangh, a body of over 3 lakh traditional fishermen living around 145 villages located around Chilika lake, today rejected the report of PK Tripathy Commission, which justified the police firing at Sorana in May 1999.
Earlier, the government had refused to make the probe report public, despite directives from state information commission, on the plea that it had not yet been placed in the Assembly.
The leaders further alleged that the administration and police had resorted to firing out of “vendetta” after the traditional fishermen demolished the illegal gheries
built by prawn mafia.
The Telegraph - Calcutta : Frontpage