BKS president Surendra Panigrahy has mentioned in his petition that even as it has been alleged that Govinda was illegally lifted from his house by Bargarh town police and later beaten to death under police custody, no case has been filed against police personnel- SI Mangal Kiso, ASI Pitambar Behera, Kshirod Biswal and Jagabandhu Jagadala and a home guard and other three persons-who “committed the illegal act”.
Panigrahy has demanded that the concerned police personnel booked under Sections 302/304 and SC and ST Act and a CBI inquiry ordered into the incident at the earliest. Besides, he demanded a compensation of Rs 50 lakh be paid to the family of Kumbar.
Union Home Secretary, Chief Secretary, State Home Secretary, DGP Odisha, SP, Bargarh and Bargarh PS IIC have been named opposition parties. Lawyer Gopal Prasad Jena is managing the case.