BJD calls draping party flag on martyr’s coffin unfortunate

21/06/2019 at 1:15 PM

Bhubaneswar: Hours after a photograph showing the coffin of martyred Odia jawan Ajit Kumar Sahoo draped in BJD party flag went viral on social media drawing sharp criticism, the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) today called the act as unfortunate.

BJD spokesperson Sasmit Patra today condemned the incident and called it as unfortunate.

“Our party has respect for the martyred Odia jawan. What has happened is unfortunate. We condemn it. Action will be taken against those who are responsible for the incident,” said Patra.

Notably, during the funeral procession, the coffin of the martyred jawan Ajit was found draped in BJD flag, a picture of which went viral on social media.

Sahoo, a resident of Badasuanla village in Kamakhyanagar block of Dhenkanal district was critically injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in Pulwama district Jammu & Kashmir on June 17.

He succumbed to the injuries while undergoing treatment at the hospital on June 18. His mortal remains reached in the State on Thursday.

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