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Odisha Assembly passes motion to forgive journalist Abhijit Mitra arrested for his derogatory remarks

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Aniruddha Dhar | Updated on: 17 Nov 2018, 08:21:49 PM
Delhi-based journalist Abhijit Mitran was arrested for his 'derogatory remarks' on legislators and Konark Sun Temple

New Delhi:

The Odisha Assembly passeed a motion to forgive Delhi-based journalist Abhijit Mitra for his 'derogatory remarks' on legislators and Konark Sun Temple. Last month, Mitra was arrested by the Bhubaneswar Police in connection with a criminal case filed against him at Saheed Nagar police station after he appeared before the House Committee of the Odisha Assembly over breach of privilege.

A case was also registered against Mitra at Konark police station under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Information Technology (IT) Act on the basis of a complaint lodged by Bimbadhar Goura of Konark area. Goura had alleged that Mitra had made derogatory remarks on Sun Temple in a video which he had posted on his Twitter handle.

Odisha Assembly Speaker PK Amat had set up a House Committee to probe the alleged derogatory remarks against the state, its culture and the lawmakers made by Mitra.

Mitra had posted a video on his Twitter handle, where he "criticised Odisha, its people, Lord Jagannath, Konark temple and also Odisha lawmakers".

(With PTI inputs)


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First Published : 17 Nov 2018, 08:14:09 PM