BJD leader accused of defaming woman block chairperson through a video

Bolangir: BJD leader from the district Ajay Das has landed in trouble after Tureikela block chairperson Anu Bhuei today lodged a complaint at Kantabanji Police Station alleging that attempts were being made by him to malign her image through a video.

In her complaint, Anu alleged that Ajay Das and one Huleswara Singh of Seemanibahal made a video accusing her of being indulged in corruption. As she is a tribal woman, efforts are being made to harass and defame her, Anu alleged in her complaint. The video has reportedly gone viral on social media.

“They (Ajay and Huleswara) have been alleging that I am involved in corruption. All the charges are false as I have never taken any bribe. I want a case should be registered and action must be taken against them, or else I would end my life,” said Anu.

Refuting the allegations, BJD leader Ajay Das said he has not named anyone while raking up the issue of corruption in the district or made any casteist remarks in the video.

“It’s an effort to defame me and do politics over caste. To avoid Crime Branch’s glare, this is a conspiracy of some local leaders here,” added Das.