Odisha: 22 BJP youth wing activists released from jail two months after their arrest during protest rally

Bhubaneswar: Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) Odisha unit president Irasis Acharya and 21 others were released from Jharpada Special Jail here today, around two months after their arrest following a clash with police during a protest rally in the state capital on February 28.

The Orissa High Court had granted bail to Acharya and other activists of BJYM on April 20.

A scuffle had broken out at Mahatma Gandhi Marg in the city here during a rally by the BJYM to protest against the alleged deterioration in law and order situation in Odisha in the wake of the murder of minister Naba Das at Brajarajnagar on January 29.

At least 20 police personnel were injured in the clash. Soon after the incident, altogether 22 activists of BJYM, including Acharya, were arrested on charges of attempt to murder, causing harm to public servants and rioting among others.

The BJYM activists were sent to Jharpada jail following the rejection of their bail plea in a local court here.

Upon their release from the jail, the BJYM activists were taken to BJP office here in a procession. BJP Odisha unit president Manmohan Samal and his predecessor Samir Mohanty welcomed the BJYM activists with garlands and offered sweets to them.

“This is the victory of truth and justice. We will not tolerate the injustice done by this government. Our fight will continue till the downfall of this government,” Acharya said.

Samal too reiterated the commitment of Odisha BJP to fight against the alleged misrule of the BJD government in Odisha.

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