Abhijit Iyer row: 4 including 2 editors summoned by House panel

Bhubaneswar: The House Committee constituted by Odisha Assembly speaker to investigate the derogatory remarks against Odisha made by journalist Abhijit Iyer-Mitra, today summoned four persons including editors of two media houses.

Chairman of the committee, Narasingha Mishra informed that summonses have also been issued to Odisha DGP and Intelligence Director.

“The summonses have been issued to the concerned people to appear before the House Committee by September 28,” said Mishra after the first meeting of the committee today.

Further clarifying on the issue, Mishra said that notice will only be served to the accused if substantial evidence is found.

“The Committee will subsequently decide if evidence against anyone else comes up during the course of investigation,” he added.

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