Odisha Councillor’s murder: BJP leader fails to depose before police, seeks 1 month time   

Berhampur: BJP State General Secretary Bhrugu Baxipatra today failed to appear before the Ganjam police in connection with the murder of BJD Chhatrapur NAC Councillor Laxmidutta Pradhan.

Citing health issues, Baxipatra sought additional one month time to appear before the investigating officer. Baxipatra’s lawyer Partha Sarathi Natak today filed a petition before Chhatrapur police station investigating officer Ramesh Chandra Sethy on behalf of the former.

Earlier on February 7, BJP Spokesperson Golak Mahapatra, who has also been served with notice in the same case, failed to appear before the Ganjam police citing health problem.

On January 29, the Odisha police had summoned both the leaders in connection with the killing of the BJD Councillor in 2017. Worth mentioning, Pradhan was killed by a group on youth on September 17, 2017.

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