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Police issue lookout circular against absconding BJP MLA candidate

25/04/2019 at 5:47 PM

Bhubaneswar: Puri police has issued a lookout circular against BJP’s Satyabadi MLA candidate Om Prakash Mishra, who absconded since April 23 after an FIR was lodged against him in connection with the EVM vandalising at a polling booth in Puri district.

Although three special police squads have been formed to apprehend Mishra, but nothing tangible has happened as yet.

The LOC has been issued to all airports and ports via Ministry of Home Affairs to prevent his possible escape from the country. The regional passport office here has also been informed by the Puri police to remain alert, sources said. This apart, photos of Mishra have been sent to authorities of various airports in the country as a part of the lookout circular.

Mishra has reportedly absconded after the EVM vandalising incident. Though police teams raided his residence at Hansapal in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday, but returned empty-handed.

As per the complaint, Mishra and his supporters barged into booth no. 78 at Birakishorepur village under Kanas block in Puri and vandalised the EVM.

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