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The women police personnel in Sambalpur met the Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC, North) on Wednesday night to lodge a complaint against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, Jayanarayan Mishra.

They alleged that Mishra misbehaved with the IIC of Dhanupali Police Station during a protest march in Sambalpur earlier on the day.

Speaking to the reporters, Mamata Nayak, the IIC of Khetrajpur Police Station said, “The Leader of Opposition not only misbehaved with a lady police officer, but he used unparliamentary words and also slapped her, which is unacceptable in a democratic country like India.”

“This is not the first time Mishra has done this. He is a serial offender and we are getting demoralized by this kind of behaviour,” she added.

Meanwhile, the Odisha Police Havildar-Constable-Sepoy Association has also taken cognizance of the incident and has come forward to voice its dissent.

“Our association has decided to meet the Chief Secretary over the matter. We want an impartial inquiry and the guilty should be punished as per the law,” said the Secretary of Odisha Police Havildar-Constable-Sepoy Association, Sushant Kumar Sahu.

A scuffle broke out between Jayanarayan Mishra and the lady Police IIC of Dhanupali Police Station on Wednesday during a protest rally in Sambalpur.

While a case has been registered against Opposition Leader Mishra based on a complaint filed by the concerned Dhanupali IIC Anita Pradhan, Sambalpur Mahila BJP also filed a complaint alleging misbehaviour by the police official.

(Reported By Sanjay Jena, OTV)