Patnagarh MLA Saroj Meher sent to jail

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Bolangir: Patnagarh MLA Saroj Meher has been sent to judicial custody after the ADJ court deferred the hearing on a humiliation case of a Junior Engineer of PWD over alleged inferior road works.

According to reports, the legislator was lifted by police from Room No-102 of Hotel Sukhsagar in Naupada Town last night and then taken to Patnagarh police station at 11.30 am today for further questioning.

Later, Meher was produced before Patnagarh ADJ court, which postponed the hearing to July 1 and sent him to Bolangir sub-jail.

On June 5, a video featuring the newly-elected MLA, Saroj Meher, surfaced on social media, where he was seen punishing an engineer in full public view. In the video, Meher was seen saying the JE to do sit-ups for 100 times in 5 minutes.

Humiliating a government officer in public draw sharp criticism from various walks of life and the member of a tribal community demanded the MLA’s immediate arrest. They even threatened to gherao Odisha Assembly on June 26.

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