Students Congress activists demand arrest of two ministers; scuffle with police

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Bhubaneswar: Demanding the arrest of Panchayati Raj and Law minister Arun Sahu and Housing and Urban Development minister Pushpendra Singhdeo for their alleged nexus with tainted doctor Motilal Gouda, arrested for a fraud worth lakhs when he was assistant director of Factories and Boilers, Students Congress activists scuffled with the police here today.

Hundreds of Students Congress activists took out a bike rally from Congress Bhawan demanding the arrest of these two ministers.

While on the way to the official residence of Sahu, they were blocked by the police near AG Square. Soon, a scuffle ensued between them and the police. The activists burnt the effigies of the two ministers.

Police later detained some Students Congress activists and their president Itish Pradhan.

“We demand immediate arrest of these two ministers and BJD MLA Byomokesh Ray who have received huge amount from Motilal Gouda. We will not allow Arun Sahu to enter into the State Assembly premises. It is the commitment and assurance of the Students Congress”, Pradhan told media persons.

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