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Pipili gang rape: Sacked IIC Champatiray reappointed

Amulya Champatiray

Pipili: Following an order of the Supreme Court, former Pipli IIC Amulya Champatiray has been reappointed, who was dismissed in connection with the sensational Pipli gang rape case.

Odisha DGP RP Sharma today deputed Champatiray at the police headquarters here.

Upholding the High Court’s order quashing the dismissal of the IIC, the Supreme Court has rejected the petition of the state government, Advocate Ashok Kumar Das said.

“Earlier, we had appraised the state government about the apex court’s decision for reinstatement of Champatiray. But, the then DGP KB Singh Deo did not take any action in this regard. The new DGP respected the SC’s decision and reappointed Champatiray at the Puri Police Headquarters,” Das said.

Notably, Champatiray was sacked for his alleged inaction in the Pipili gang rape case in 2012 that had spread shockwaves across the country. However, he had later moved the Supreme Court challenging the state government’s decision.

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