Nun’s rape: Orissa asks for proof of Bajrang Dal role

via Courtesy: published on October 18, 2008

New Delhi: The Orissa government on Friday told the Supreme Court that the archbishop of Cuttack must substantiate his allegation that Bajrang Dal activists were behind the rape of a nun in the state’s troubled Kandhamal district.

Senior counsel K K Venugopal, appearing for the Orissa government before a Bench of Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan and Justice P Sathasivam, refuted allegations of Bajrang Dal activists being responsible for the nun’s rape.
Venugopal submitted that before seeking a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the case, the Archbishop Raphel Cheenath should substantiate his allegations with credible evidence.
He told the court that the state government wanted some more time to file its response to Cheenath’s plea for the CBI probe into the case. The Bench granted the state government time till October 21.
Earlier, the Orissa police too had denied the allegations that the Bajrang Dal was involved in the nun’s rape.

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