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Mayurbhanj BJP chief sent to jail for assaulting govt official

Press Trust of India  |  Baripada (Odisha) 

A Baripada today remanded Mayurbhanj district president and three other leaders to judicial custody in connection with a case of assault on a official.

Mayurbhanj district sessions judge Pramod Kumar Jena rejected the bail of district chief Krushna Chandra Mohapatra and the three other leaders and remanded them to jail till May 29.

The four were asked to appear before the today.

Mohapatra, state executive committee members Chhotelal Mohanta and Nihar Ranjan Modi and another party leader Prakash Agarwalla were facing trial in a case of demanding ransom and assaulting public servant.

They were charged with barging into the office of assistant commercial officer Kulamani Bhoi at Jamsola in the inter-state check post under Jharpokharia Police Station on May 23, 2016.

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First Published: Mon, May 15 2017. 16:13 IST