Cuttack: In a major setback to Champua MLA Sanatan Mahakud, the Orissa High Court today rejected his plea to quash a case brought by Kavita Mahakud, who claims to be his daughter-in-law.
Citing that the investigation into the matter is in progress, the Court turned down the plea of the Independent MLA.
Notably, Kabita had filed a case of physical and mental harassment against the Champua MLA in Bhubaneswar on March 1. A case under Sections 498 A, 341, 294 and 34 of the IPC was registered at the Mahila Police Station.
The complainant had alleged that she had tied the knot with the MLA’s eldest son, Pankaj in 2012 after separating from her first husband Debasis Mahakud. The couple was living in Motu in Malkangiri district after marriage.
She alleged that since Sanatan was not in favour of her marriage with Pankaj, he forcibly took his son to Champua in August 2015 and had kept him confined there since then.