26 October 2018
Bhubaneswar: As Delhi-based defence analyst Abhijit Iyer Mitra is now behind the bars in Nimapara Sub-Jail after rejection of his bail plea, Konark JMFC Court today granted permission to Konark Police to take Abhijit on 2-day remand (till October 28).
The Delhi-based senior journalist has created ruckus in the State for his alleged anti-Odisha remarks.
Since the Bhubaneswar SDJM Court had granted 4-day remand to Konark Police and following his bail plea rejected by Konark Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) Court on Thursday, he was remanded to Nimapara Sub-Jail. Besides, Konark Police had applied for his further remand and has been thus granted for two days.
According to reports, Mitra will stay in judicial custody at Nimapara Sub-Jail till November 5.
Notably, this is the second time that his bail plea has been rejected. Iyer was arrested by the Commissionerate Police on October 23 for his derogatory remarks against the State, its religion, culture, Konark Sun Temple and Jagannath Temple.
Earlier Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Police Commissioner Satyajit Mohanty had informed that a case has been registered against Iyer under various sections like 294, 295 (A), 500, 153 (A) of IPC and also 67 IT Act at the Saheed Nagar Police Station in the state capital city.
After his arrest on October 23, he had been lodged at Jharpada jail after the SDJM, Bhubaneswar turned down his bail plea and remanded him to judicial custody for 14 days.
On October 24, Konark Police was granted 4-day remand of Abhijit Iyer Mitra in connection with a case registered against him at Konark police station.
Apart from this, Iyer has also been re-summoned with an affidavit on November 2 for his comments on MLAs and also accused of breaching Privilege of the Odisha Assembly.