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Ex-Odisha MLA Anup Sai Tests Covid19 Positive, Critical

Bhubaneswar/Raigarh: Former legislator from Brajarajnagar, Anup Sai has tested positive for Covid19. Superintendent of Raigarh jail in Chhattisgarh where Sai is lodged in connection with a double murder case confirmed about the development.

As per Anup’s elder brother, Pramod Sai, he was admitted to a government hospital by the jail authorities in critical condition after he complained of chest pain on Tuesday afternoon. Later as his health condition deteriorated, he was shifted to a private hospital.

Hospital sources said that the former legislator had suffered a heart attack and was put on a ventilator. His swab tests confirmed the presence of Coronavirus infection today.

On February 12 earlier this year, Raigarh Police arrested the former MLA on charges of murdering a woman named Kalpana and her daughter in 2016. Sai’s driver was also arrested in connection with the matter.

After nearly 700 interrogations across 6 States, Chhattisgarh police finally managed to crack the sensational double murder.

Sai had secured the Brajrajnagar Assembly Constituency seat on three occasions on a Congress ticket between 2000 and 2009 before switching to the BJD in 2014.

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