Poll irregularity case: SC relief for Das Burma

Bhubaneswar: The Supreme Court today ordered an interim stay on the proceedings in the High Court relating to poll irregularity case brought against BJD Brahmagiri MLA and cabinet minister Sanjay Das Burma.

The apex court also approved the leave petition of Das Burma and issued a notice to opponent petitioner and Congress leader Lalatendu Bidyadhar Mohapatra.

In 2014, Mohapatra had approached the court alleging irregularities in the Brahmagiri Assembly constituency polls. Das Burma had also approached the court seeking rejection of the petition.

Das Burma had to move the Supreme Court after the High Court rejected his petition.