Odisha HC extends interim protection to 2 BJP leaders in Chhatrapur Councillor murder case

Cuttack: The interim protection from arrest granted to BJP leaders Bhrugu Baxipatra and Golak Mohapatra has been extended by the Orissa High Court today.

According to reports, the police failed to submit the Call Detail Report (CDR) in stipulated time. The next hearing will be scheduled after the Court reopens after summer vacation.

The Orissa High Court (HC) had granted interim protection from arrest to the BJP leaders om Mar 12 and later extended the interim protection on Mar 19, as the police failed to submit the case diary.

On September 16, 2017, Chhatrapur Councillor from NAC Ward- 6 Laxmidutta Pradhan was brutally hacked to death by a group of armed miscreants in front of his residence in broad daylight. After investigation, police had arrested 17 persons in this connection.

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