BJYM seeks arrest of MP Anubhav Mohanty for allegedly abusing woman scribe

Cuttack: A day after a woman journalist accused BJD’s Kendrapara MP Anubhav Mohanty of abusing and spitting at her, BJP’s youth wing activists today staged a demonstration in Cuttack demanding immediate arrest of the Parliamentarian.

Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) activists staged a protest and later burnt the effigies of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and MP Anubhav Mohanty.

BJYM vice- president Sikander Ali said, “The way the MP behaved with the woman journalist is totally unfortunate. Though a case has been registered, the cops are yet to take any action. We demand the arrest of Anubhav Mohanty within 24 hours.”

Earlier, the woman journalist had filed a complaint yesterday against Mohanty for allegedly abusing her physically and verbally. Based on the complaint, Purighat Police registered a case against the BJD MP and his brother Anuprash under IPC sections- 294, 354 (A), 323, 34.

“When I had gone to Anubhav Mohanty’s residence on June 12 to complain about his brother Anuprash Mohanty who has been harassing me, the MP misbehaved and spat at me in the presence of his wife Barsha Priyadarshini, who also verbally abused me,” the complainant had alleged yesterday.

In his response, Kendrapara MP Anubhav Mohanty had refuted the allegations and stated that someone might be hatching a conspiracy against him.