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House Committee asks DGP to ensure production of Iyer Mitra

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

The House Committee Thursday asked the DGP to ensure physical production of before it on October 23 even as the Delhi-based through an e-mail tendered apology for his remarks against Odisha, and lawmakers.

A notice will be soon be served to Iyer Mitra to appear before the in person on October 23 and the of Police has been directed in this regard, said of Opposition Narasingha Mishra, who is also heading the

Iyer Mitra, a friend of former Baijayant Panda, was supposed to appear before the committee on Thursday. He, however, failed to make his presence before the committee following which a notice is being sent.

Earlier, the had asked Iyer Mitra to appear before it in person on October 11 for his alleged remarks against temple, Odisha and MLAs.

Stating that has sent an email to the of OLA in which he has mentioned to have committed 'unpardonable mistake' and accepted his fault, Mishra said he should appear before the committee.

"But, as the House committee issued notice to Abhijit Iyer Mitra to appear before it, he is bound to obey it. Considering the cyclone Titli and cancellation of trains and flights, the House Committee was of opinion that he might have been unable to depose due to such reasons and did not intend to dishonour the panel," Mishra said.

The House Committee constituted by had earlier summoned Iyer Mitra to depose before it in connection with the breach of privilege motion moved against him. Two FIRs have been registered against his name at Police Station and at under different sections of IPC.

Iyer Mitra, who was arrested on September 20 by the in the national capital but was granted bail by a court directing him to join the probe.

The trial court had granted relief to Iyer Mitra on a personal bond of Rs 1 lakh and one surety of the like amount on a plea moved by him, while directing him to join the investigation.

The on October 4 had refused to grant bail bail to Iyer Mitra.

A bench headed by dismissed the plea of Iyer Mitra and observed that he "incited religious sentiments".

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First Published: Thu, October 11 2018. 17:20 IST