Bhubaneswar: Suspended legislator from Chilika Assembly Constituency, Prashanta Kumar Jagdev was denied anticipatory bail today. Hearing the bail plea moved by Jagdev, the Orissa High Court directed him to move the application before the lower court on October 8.
Also, the HC directed the lower court to take a decision on Jagdev’s anticipatory bail application the day on which it will be filed.
Last month Jagdev had allegedly slapped a BJP leader in full public view in Balugaon of Khordha district, following which the ruling party President and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had suspended the Chilika MLA from the party.
However, the BJD Chief did not cite any reason for the suspension of Jagdev.
Also, the Chief Minister had removed the Chilika MLA from the post of Chairperson of the Khordha District Planning Committee with immediate effect.
Jagdev had slapped BJP’s President of Balugaon Nagar Circle, Niranjan Sethi in full public glare and abused him verbally near the Balugaon NAC office. The legislator had also snatched the mobile phone of a Journalist present at the spot.
Following the incident, the BJP leader had lodged a police complaint.