Criminal case lodged against dead man

Kashinath Basantia of Balabhadraprasad village in Kendrapara district of Orissa has been slapped a case under section 107 of Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC). The CrPC clause pertains to breach of peace.

"It is apparently a lapse on the part of the police. The mistake is being investigated," Kendrapara Superintendent of police Narasingha Bhol told PTI.
Kashinath's son Amulya Basantia has moved Orissa State Human Rights Commission and sought the panel's intervention.

"The police have implicated seven members of my family in cooked up charges. They have also not spared my father who died on November 11, 2000," Amulya said.
"The sub-divisional police officer has been asked to investigate the circumstances that led the police to register a case against a man who is dead. In the event of inquiry, if a fault with the investigation is found then the guilty officer will face disciplinary action," Bhol said.
The incident owes its origin to a long-standing land dispute between two families. Acting on the complaint lodged by two fellow villagers, a case in apprehension of breach of peace had been registered.

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