High Court issue Notice on the State and Initiate Contempt against Forest Officials for illegal Demolition of Adivasi Village during Covid Lockdown

Ushaini Sabar VRs Susanta Kumar Bisoi- Contc No. 3111of 2021- | Orissa High Court | Status: Pending | |

The Odisha HRLN Unit had moved a PIL Sarita Barpanda Vrs State of Odisha and other -W.P.(C) No. 15594 seeking series of  welfare orders due to spread of Covid 19 in the State. The Orissa High Court after hearing the matter  ultimately  in its  Suo  Motu Petition  -W.P;.(C) No. 15941 of 2021  passed an interim stay on all eviction and demolition by any agency or body of the Government or any financial institution. 
 But in clear violation of the said Order Forest Ranger -Susanta Kuma Bisoi of Borada Beat under Bhanjanagar South Forest Division in Ganjam District on 02.05.2021 at 9.00AM along with 20 other staffs raided the Bansamala Village of Merikot Panchayat  beat up the villagers , cut off the load bearing pillars of their houses , threw all the house hold items outside and took away their money, rice grains, and livestock's. Finding no other alternative the villagers moved the Badagada Police Station but it was denied. Finding no other alternative a contempt application as been filed in the Orissa High Court.