FIR filed against BJD’s Junagarh MLA

Bhawanipatna: An FIR was filed today against BJD’s Junagarh MLA Dibya Shankar Mishra for allegedly threatening one Tankadhara Kharsel during a meeting in Boden of Kalahandi district yesterday.

Kharsel lodged a complaint today at the Dharamgarh Police Station after taking out a rally with the members of Jadhav Sangh.

“I had raised my voice against the false assurance to support for farmers following which the MLA threatened to kill me,” said Kharsel.

The incident reportedly took place yesterday during the ‘Cooperative at your doorsteps’ program of the State government in Boden when Kharsel allegedly started abusing. Subsequently, Mishra was angered by the act and started threatening Kharsel, a video of which went viral.

On the other hand, Mishra has defended his act saying he was controlling a man who was creating nuisance during the program.

“The man was using extremely bad language during the program so I asked him to calm down and assured him that I will come to him and solve his issues, but he relentlessly continued to abuse,” the Junagarh MLA said.