The police here is yet to act on the complaint that CISF jawans had entered a government-run residential high school at Kalinga Nagar and assaulted students as well as teachers. It is four days since the incident and nobody has been booked.
“Both sides have lodged complaints and we are investigating the matter,” said Jajpur Additional SP Raj Kishore Dora.
Meanwhile, two CISF jawans accused of thrashing students and two teachers of the residential school were suspended from duty on Thursday while 20 CISF jawans allegedly involved in the incident have been transferred, said Jajpur collector Ranjan Kumar Das.
The residential high school at Gobarghati, run by the tribal department of the state government, will be shifted from the place after identification of proper land, informed Jajpur Collector. On Sunday, CISF personnel deployed by a steel plant at Kalinga Nagar had assaulted students and teachers. Some of the students and teachers were taken to the local Danagadi hospital and discharged after medical attention.
Following the incident, the school students along with locals had staged a dharna in front of the main gate of the steel plant and blocked the Chandikhole-Kalinga Nagar NH-53 on Monday demanding immediate arrest of the accused central security force.
Due to the blockade, which started from 8 am on Monday, vehicular traffic between Kalinga Nagar and Chandikhole was paralysed till midnight. The blockade was withdrawn after district collector Ranjan Kumar Das and SP Charan Singh Meena assured action.
The provocation is said to be stone pelting by students at the CISF jawans on duty at the steel plant which is adjacent to the school. Police slow on action has sparked sharp resentment among the locals who have warned of severe consequence in coming days.
Local BJP workers met on Kalinga Nagar police on Wednesday and threatened the latter of severe consequence if police fail to arrest the accused jawans involved in the incident.