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Woman Journalist Files Harassment & Assault Complaint Against Filmstar & MP Anubhav Mohanty

14 June 2019

Bikash Sharma

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Cuttack: Purighat police on Friday registered a case against Ollywood actor Anubhav Mohanty on the basis of a complaint lodged by a woman journalist who levelled allegations of assault and harassment against him.

According to the complainant, Anubhav's brother Anuprash was repeatedly harassing her while she used to go for work. On Wednesday night she decided to approach the actor-turned politician and plead her case.

"As I reached Mr Mohanty's house, a person came out and threatened me to leave. Later, Anubhav and his wife Barsa appeared and started hurling abuses. The actor also spat on my face. I have lodged a complaint with the police in this regard.

The woman in question was working as an intern with a leading Odia daily.

Police Commissioner Satyajit Mohanty said, on the basis of the complaint Purighat police have registered a FIR and investigating into the matter.

After the FIR was lodged, Mohanty in his defence said that the woman in question was shouting and abusing in front of her house on Thursday might for which he had called the police.

"The police arrived at the spot and took her away. I came to know about the allegations only after the FIR was registered today," he said.

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Anubhav Mohanty, Actor & Lok Sabha Member