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NHRC admits petition on Odisha scribe’s murder


Odisha Sun Times Bureau

Bhubaneswar, May 29:


The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has admitted a petition (2384/18/5/2014) seeking immediate arrest of culprits in the Khallikote journalist Tarun Kumar Acharya murder case in Odisha’s Ganjam district on Tuesday night.

The petition, filed by Odisha based human rights campaigner and journalist Akhand, also sought a high level inquiry into the incident and compensation to the family members of the deceased journalist filed by .

The petitioner has alleged that journalists in the state are being targeted time and again by criminals in the absence of a special law for their protection.