Bolangir: Even as Patnagarh MLA Saroj Meher sought apology for forcing a Junior Engineer (JE) to do sit-ups, the JE’s wife today lodged an FIR against the former demanding his arrest.
According to sources JE Jayakant Sabar’s wife lodged a complaint at the Patnagarh police station alleging that the MLA had called her husband yesterday and since then he had not returned to home.
She came to know about the humiliation meted out to her husband through TV.
Today, a video purportedly showing BJD Patnagarh MLA punishing a Public Works Department Junior Engineer (JE) in full public view went viral on social media.
In the viral video shared in social media and different news channels, the ruling party MLA can be seen directing the Belapada block (PWD) JE Jayakant Sabar to make sit-ups near Gambhari village.
According to reports, the first time MLA made the JE sit-ups in full public view on a complaint of poor construction of a road connecting Ghambari to Belapada lodged before him.
The MLA’s act has triggered a hue and cry with leaders from BJP and Congress decrying it.
Meanwhile, Bolangir Collector too asked the local Sub-Collector for a factual report.