Nabarangpur: Nabarangpur police today registered an FIR against senior Congress leader Pradip Majhi for inciting violence during 12-hour bandh called by the party in Nabarangpur district on Thursday.
The party protested over the negligence by police over the alleged minor gang rape and murder under Kosagumuda police station.
“The case has been registered suo motu at the Nabarangpur Town Police Station against 15 persons, including Pradip Majhi for provoking his co-workers to create violence during the protest,” said a senior police official.
They were booked under Section 147, 341, 353, 283, 506, 435, 120 (B)-IPC and Prevention of Damage to Public Property (PDPP)-3.
On Thursday, Majhi was caught in the camera commanding the party workers to be ready with petrol and diesel to set vehicles on fire, raising violence in the area during the protest. Meanwhile Majhi said, “I have not committed any crime. Both police and State administrations have failed to give justice to the tribal girls who are being subjected to harassment.”