CM is shielding murder accused ‘Mayor’, alleges BJP


Bhubaneswar: The BJP on Sunday alleged that Mayor Ananta Narayan Jena, an accused in engineering student Rishi Mohanty murder case, is under full security cover of Chief Minister Naveen Pattnaik.

Party State President Sameer Mohanty said that the Chief Minister and the Mayor shared a dais on the occasion of Biju Patnaik Birthday centenary programme, which shows the clean image of the Chief Minister.

He further alleged that steps had been taken to suppress the murder case. The police have registered a case on the basis of post-mortem and viscera reports. Media highlighted the issue. Though the BJP has been demanding an impartial probe, it is astonishing that Rishi’s friends are yet to be subjected to recording their statement as per Section 161. He also wanted to know why the Commissionerate Police is suppressing the case.

Mohanty said that sharing dais with an accused, the Chief Minister has substantiated their allegation that he is providing protection to all offenders and accused and also said that Pattnaik has hurt the sentiments of the people of Bhubaneswar city by such gesture.

Among others, State BJP spokespersons Sajjan Sharma and Dillip Mohanty were also present.

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