Odisha MLA arrested for attacking BDO

Deogarh: Deogarh MLA Subash Chandra Panigrahi and his two associates were arrested on charges of assaulting Tileibani BDO, informed Deogarh SDPO today.

Deogarh Police apprehended the BJP legislator from the residential quarters in Bhubaneswar.

Along with the MLA, his two supporters — Akalu Dhal and Kumarmani Sahoo — were arrested for alleged murderous attack on Tileibani Block Development Officer Krushna Chandra Dalapati at Bhaliaguda village on Saturday.

The arrest came a day after complaint was registered against MLA Subash Panigrahi accusing him of beating BDO.

Besides, a counter complaint has been filed by the legislator alleging that the Government official misbehaved with him.

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According to reports, Dalapati had visited Dudihiana gram panchayat yesterday for reviewing a school transformation work under the State government’s 5T initiative. He received a call informing about the legislator’s visit to the block office. As the BDO had come out of the office to inspect the school work and conduct an inquiry at Bhaliaguda village under Chepilipalli GP regarding a writ petition case in the Orissa High Court, he said he would meet the legislator after finishing the work.

Dalapati alleged the Deogarh MLA returned from the BDO office and intercepted him near Bhaliagudi and attacked.

Based on a complaint registered by the BDO yesterday, Deogarh Police picked up the legislator from the government quarters in Bhubaneswar for interrogation.



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