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Three held for 'derogatory' remarks against BJP leader

Press Trust of India  |  Jajpur (Odisha) 

Three youths have been arrested in Odisha's district for allegedly posting derogatory remarks against a leader on

The trio was held on the basis of a complaint lodged by BJP's Simantini Jena, the in-charge of station, Anita Sahoo, said.

"Jena lodged a complaint on Saturday night after she came across a post that had a photograph of her and local and with derogatory remarks insulting her status, dignity and character," the OC said.

The accused have been identified as Pabitra Samal (29) of Bilikana, Biswajit Singh of Anaka (28), and Prasanna Baliarsingh (30) of Nuahat, Sahoo said.

Samal allegedly posted the picture while the other two accused wrote lewd comments below, she said, adding that copies of the post have been submitted to the police as evidence.

His mobile phone, which contains the photograph of the two leaders, has been seized, Sahoo said.

Jena had gone to Siha village under Barachana assembly segment to attend a programme. Satpathy along with other leaders of the two parties were also present there.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 14:45 IST