MLA Sanatan Mahakud appears before police

Bhubaneswar: Champua MLA Sanatan Mahakud appeared before the Mahila Police in Bhubaneswar on Monday in connection with the controversy surrounding Kabita Mahakud, who is claiming to be his daughter-in-law.

The MLA reportedly arrived at the Mahila Police station after 11PM in the night. Sanatan was questioned by the police for 10-15 minutes informed DCP Satyabrata Bhoi, further stating that the MLA could be called for further interrogation in connection with the matter.

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Notably, Kabita had filed a case of physical and mental harassment against the Champua MLA in Bhubaneswar on March 1. A case under Sections 498 A, 341, 294 and 34 of the IPC was registered at the Mahila Police Station.

The complainant had alleged that she had tied the knot with the MLA’s eldest son, Pankaj in 2012 after separating from her first husband Debasis Mahakud. The couple was living in Motu in Malkangiri district after marriage.

She alleged that since Sanatan was not in favour of her marriage with Pankaj, he forcibly took his son to Champua in August 2015 and had kept him confined there since then.