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NHRC asks Odisha govt to submit ATR on minister’s alleged attack on journo

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Reported by Chinmaya Dehury
Bhubaneswar, Oct 27:

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has directed the concerned authority of Odisha government to submit an action taken report (ATR) over the alleged  attack on a journalist by Revenue Minister Bijayshree Routray.

Acting on a complaint filed by human rights activist Subash Mohapatra, the commission has directed the concerned authority to submit the ATR within four weeks.

The Odisha Revenue minister Routray had allegedly abused and heckled Smruti Ranjan Behera, senior reporter with Odia news channel Focus Odisha inside the official chamber of the minister onSeptember 15.

The TV reporter had come to his official chamber at the state secretariat along with other fellow reporters to record his comments on the Ghangapatana land scam probe.

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