Jagatsinghpur: Rajya Sabha member and cine star Anubhav Mohanty on Saturday alleged that eggs were hurled at his vehicle while he was on the way to attend a ‘Ravana Podi’ ceremony at Ersama in Jagatsinghpur.
The matter came to the fore after Anubhav spoke about the incident while addressing a gathering during the event.
“Eggs were hurled on our cavalcade. Had the eggs been fed to a child, God would have showered blessings,” said Anubhav.
Tourism Minister Ashok Chandra Panda and Balikuda-Erasama MLA Prashant Muduli were also reportedly present with Anubhav in the vehicle.
Meanwhile, Tirtol SDPO Shiba Charan Mallik informed that a person has been detained by the Ersama police in connection with the incident and further investigation is on.
Former parliamentarian Baijayant Panda has condemned the incident and tweeted:
I've said this b4 & let me say it again, such a means of protest is deplorable, i don't support it. I have myself had eggs, stones, & bricks thrown at me (& been hit), thr is a real danger of grievous injury if an eye or other vital organ is hit.
Any protest must be nonviolent?? https://t.co/7MuqyUfkt0
— Baijayant Jay Panda (@PandaJay) October 21, 2018