Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Social activist holds fast unto death in Balangir
Bhubaneswar Social activist holds fast unto death in Balangir
WEDNESDAY, 09 MAY 2012 22:27
PNS | BALANGIR
“For last four years, I have been raising the issue of corruption in the check dam construction and demanding action against the venal officials but to no avail. Rather, I have had to face harassment at the hand of the district administration and police. I have been arrested and sent to jail for staging a dharna and attempting self-immolation earlier. However, this time I am determined to sit on the indefinite fast till my demands are fulfilled,” said Gopabandhu, who also demanded construction of a new check dam in Kandhen streamlet, adequate compensation for construction of the dam in private land and to the farmers who suffered a lot due to faulty construction of the dam earlier.
“I have written to the vigilance for a detailed inquiry,” District Collector SN Dey said.