One more arrested in LS candidate obscene video case

Keonjhar: Police have arrested another journalist in connection with an obscene video featuring a Lok Sabha candidate that went viral. The arrested journalist Simanchal Patra of OTV has been suspended from the news channel.

OTV clarified that it has no direct or indirect connection and Simanchal’s role could be at personal level.

“Another person, Simanchal Patra, has been arrested from Bhubaneswar. He had given the fake video to another person from another channel which was later circulated,” Keonjhar Sadar SDPO, Prakash James Toppo said.

Earlier, a web journalist who hosted the video on a portal was arrested. Two others were also arrested in connection with the case.