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Abhijit Iyer Mitra hospitalised after complaining of illness: Officials

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

Abhijit Mitra, arrested for allegedly making derogatory remarks about Sun Temple, Odisha's culture and state legislators, was admitted to a hospital here after he complained of illness, officials said Sunday.

Mitra, who was arrested on October 23 this year and lodged in the high-security here, was admitted to the here late Saturday night, a said.

He has been undergoing treatment in the Surgery department for some ailment since late Saturday night and his condition is stable, of told

During a visit to the at Konark in September, the Delhi-based and researcher had posted a video on his handle, allegedly criticising Odisha, its people, Lord Jagannath, and lawmakers.

The Assembly had on November 17 pardoned after he tendered unconditional and unreserved apology for his statement against the lawmakers.

The assembly accepted the recommendations made by a which was set up to enquire into the question of alleged breach of privilege relating to the statement made by

The committee was set up on September 20 following concerns expressed by MLAs cutting across party lines.

During its six sittings, the Committee met and sought his affidavit on the matter. He had allegedly dubbed the members of the Legislative Assembly as "Buddu" (stupid).

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First Published: Sun, December 02 2018. 19:30 IST