JE sit-up row: Patnagarh MLA Saroj Meher arrested

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Nation First News:  Patnagarh Police on Monday arrested MLA Saroj Kumar Meher, who drew flak after a video showing him forcing Patnagarh PWD Junior Engineer (JE) Jaswant Sabar to do sit-ups in public went viral. He has been referred to the Court of Additional District Judge (ADJ), Patnagarh.

The legislator was taken to an unknown place in Bolangir district for questioning in the wee hours today.

Earlier, the Bolangir District Tribal Welfare Association had threatened to gherao the Odisha Assembly on June 26 demanding action against the legislator.

In his statement earlier Sabar said that Patnagarh Executive Engineer who was present at the spot, slapped him on the instruction of the local legislator.

The Engineer was rescued by police from Khariar of Nuapada district on June 6.

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