Demanding a judicial probe into the incident, the joint Demanding a judicial probe into the incident, the joint coordination committee criticized the government?s decision to hand over the matter to crime branch police for investigation.
On the other hand, an eight-member of crime branch police team reached Sambalpur and began investigating into the incident in which at least three police complaints were filed, including one filed by the district collector. The decision to hand over the case to crime branch police for investigation was taken by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday who had stated that the law would take its course and the guilty shall be severely dealt with Sambalpur district collector Darswal, who was allegedly assaulted and abused by the lawyers on Monday.
In the meantime approached the State Women?s Commission urging the panel to probe the matter in which the local lawyers had allegedly tried to outrage her modesty. SCW chairperson Jyoti Panigrahi said she has received an application from the lady IAS officer and she would soon visit Sambalpur to probe into the matter.