Congress Observes 12-Hr Birmitrapur Bandh Over “Custodial Death” Case

Sundergarh: The district unit of the Congress party on Thursday has observed 12-hour bandh in Birmitrapur over the government inaction in the custodial death incident.

Party activists led by district Congress president George Tirkey demanded a judicial probe by a sitting judge into the case.

The vehicular movement in the town has come to a grinding halt as the protesters blocked roads at different places here.

According to police, the case is being investigated as per the protocols of National Human Rights Commission.

Notably, Md Tariq Salim, who was detained in connection with a kidnapping case, died in police custody under unknown circumstances.

Family members had alleged that Tariq died due to police excess.