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Know Odisha MLAs arested in criminal cases in recent past

Manoj Pradhan, MLA from G.Udayagiri  of BJP was arrested in January 2010 in murder case. He was convicted in two cases of murder during the Kandhamal riots of 2008, in which 38 people were killed and more than 25,000 Christians were displaced.

Raghunath Mohanty, former minister of BJD  and wife were arrested in March 2013 from West Bengal in a dowry torture case slapped by their daughter-in-law.

Ramesh Jena, MLA of Congress from Sanakhemundi was arrested in March 2016 for for bombing the house of Ranjit Nayak, a Congress corporator of Berhampur Municipal Corporation.

Yudhistir Samantray, former Congress MLA from Pipili was arrested in May 2016 in connection with the murder of BJD leader and Pipili panchayat member Sushant Mishra.

Pradeep Mahararhy, BJD MLA from Pipili was arrested in April 2019 on charges of leading an attack on an Election Commission of India (ECI) team, during a raid at his farmhouse.

BJD MLA from Patnagarh Saroj Kumar Meher was arrested in June 2019 for allegedly forcing a junior engineer from a tribal community to do sit-ups in public,

Besides, former MLAs Ramachandra Hansda (BJD), Prabhat Tripathy (BJD), Pravat Ranjan Biswal (BJD) and Subarna Naik (BJD) and Hitesh Bargarti (BJP) were arrested for their alleged involved in chit fund scams.

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