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Orissa HC quashes FIR against Damodar Rout over anti-Dalit remarks

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The Wednesday quashed an FIR registered against expelled BJD MLA and former for allegedly making anti-remarks at a public meeting in August 2010.

The FIR was lodged by against Rout, who was expelled from the ruling BJD in September last year for his alleged anti-party activities.

"The has quashed the FIR registered against Rout and ordered to drop all the related proceedings," said his Biswajit Maharana.

"Justice A K Mishra accepted our argument that a false case was registered against the and the honourable court was pleased to quash the FIR and drop the proceedings," he added.

A criminal case was registered against Rout at the station under the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act for making casteist remarks against the then Jagatsinghpur collector,

While Rout had immediately obtained a bail from a local lower court, he had approached the high court, challenging the FIR and seeking dropping of the case proceedings.

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First Published: Wed, March 13 2019. 22:51 IST