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Abhijit files affidavit, goes back to jail

3/11/2018 at 12:24 PM

Bhubaneswar: Abhijit Iyer Mitra, who is facing charges of disrespecting Odisha MLAs, appeared before the House Committee for second consecutive day on Saturday and filed an affidavit vis-a-vis derogatory remarks aired by him.

After filing affidavit, Abhijit returned to Jharpara jail, where he is lodged for disrespecting Odisha people and culture. Cases have been filed against him at different police stations in city.

The Assembly panel had asked him to file an affidavit by November 3 i.e. today. Abhijit had failed to file an affidavit yesterday as his lawyer was absent. The panel led by Leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra would decide the next course of action, said sources.

It may be noted that Iyer had appeared before the panel on September 23 and was interrogated for over a hour then. He had conceded to his mistakes and expressed an unconditional apology before the panel.

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