Woman picked up by cops from near Naveen Niwas while protesting against BJD MP Anubhav

Bhubaneswar: Barely a few days after filing police complaint against BJD’s Kendrapara MP Anubhav Mohanty and his brother Anuprash Mohanty for allegedly abusing her physically and verbally, the woman journalist today staged a dharna in front of Naveen Niwas, the residence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, seeking his intervention. However, she was immediately picked up by the police personnel present there.

According to reports, as soon as the woman journalist, Sasmita Acharya of Cuttack started her dharna in front of the Naveen Niwas this morning, the police personnel present near the Naveen Niwas picked her up and took her to the Mahila police Station. Later she was taken by the police personnel to Cuttack.

“I will try to meet the CM tomorrow as well. Now I am going to Cuttack to meet Police Commissioner Satyajit Mohanty,” said Acharya while coming outside the Mahila police station.

On June 15, after Acharya had filed a complaint at Purighat police station in Cuttack, a case was registered against Anubhav and his brother Anuprash under IPC sections- 294, 354 (A), 323, 34. In her complaint, Acharya had said when she had gone to Anubhav Mohanty’s residence on June 12 to complain about his elder brother Anuprash Mohanty who has been allegedly harassing her, the MP misbehaved with her and spat on her in presence of his wife Barsha Priyadarshini.

Following the complaint, Mohanty had refuted the charges and said that someone has hatched a conspiracy against him. “The woman was creating ruckus outside my residence and I had informed police about it. Somebody might be trying to defame us,” the MP had stated.

Meanwhile, comments from the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) about the dharna by the woman journalist could not be obtained till the filing of this report.