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JE sit-ups row: Bolangir Collector orders probe

6/06/2019 at 3:24 PM

Bolangir: After a video purportedly showing BJD Patnagarh MLA Saroj Meher punishing a Public Works Department Junior Engineer (JE) in full public view went viral, Bolangir district Collector Arabinda Dakua today directed the Sub-Collector to conduct a probe and submit report.

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 to make sit-ups near Gambhari village.

The MLA can be heard saying if you (JE) failed to complete 100 sit-ups in five minutes failing which the crowd will beat.

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.

“I have sought a factual report from the local Sub-Collector. Action will be initiated accordingly after getting report,” said the Collector.


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