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No coercive action against BJD MLA Debesh Acharya: Orissa HC

Cuttack, July 26: In a major relief for Bargarh BJD MLA Debesh Acharya, the Orissa High Court on Tuesday directed the State police not to take any coercive action against him till further orders.

Earlier this month, the MLA and his elder brother and Sambalpuri Bastralaya president Sambit, among 14 others, moved the Orissa High Court for anticipatory bail in connection with their alleged involvement in attacks on two Union Ministers- Santosh Gangwar and Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti at Bargarh- at Bargarh on June 24.


The MLA has also approached the High Court seeking to quash an FIR registered against him by the Baragarh police.

After preliminary hearing on the plea, Justice BK Nayak directed the local police to submit the case diary of the case in the court within four weeks and directed the prosecution not to take any action against the MLA.

It was alleged that BJD activists under the leadership of MLA Acharya had showed black flags to the Union Ministers and attacked their convoys damaging the car of Union Minister Gangwar at Baragarh on by pelting stones while they were on their way to attend BJP’s Vikash Utsav.

The Bargarh police have booked the MLA and others under Section 307 (attempt to murder) of IPC.

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