Bhubaneswar/ Berhampur, Dec 6: Senior Congress leader and Sanakhemundi MLA Ramesh Jena today levelled serious allegations against expelled BJD leader and Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahy and said the arrested legislator is involved in many scams.
Addressing a presser, the Congress leader alleged that Panigrahy has links with several sand and liquor mafia in the district. Panigrahy is involved in mega land scam in the district and grabbed acres of land in Sorada and Courtpeta in Berhampur.
“When people in the district were suffering due to coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdown, Panigrahy was seen travelling in charter flights to several parts of the country,” Jena said.
Worth mentioning, Panigrahy was arrested and lodged at Jharpara jail.