Cuttack: Statement of a woman journalist, who had accused Kendrapara MP Anubhav Mohanty and his brother Anuprash of misbehaving with her, was recorded at the court of JMFC in Odisha’s Cuttack today.
The statement was recorded under Section 164 of CrPC in the presence of Purighat police.
Couple of days ago, the woman had staged a dharna at the Purighat police station demanding action against the accused. She further said that she was being threatened and lewd remarks were being passed at her by associates of the accused.
In an FIR lodged by the complainant at the police station last month, she had alleged that Anuprash used to pass objectionable comments at her whenever she was on her way to work on Choudhury Bazar-Nandi Sahi road.
Later, she had gone to meet Anubhav at his house to draw his attention towards the matter, during which the actor-turned-politician allegedly abused her and spat at the journalist.
A case under sections 294, 354 (A), 323 and 34 of the IPC has been registered against Anubhav and Anuprash based on the complaint filed by the scribe.