‘Harassed’ Woman Journo Knocks On Naveen Niwas For Action Against Anubhav

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Bhubaneswar: Woman journalist Sasmita Acharya staged dharna near Naveen Niwas here on Thursday, seeking action Kendrapara MP-elect and actor Anubhav Mohanty for alleged misbehaviour.

She was forcefully removed from the place and taken to the Airfield Police Station.

The woman journalist had lodged a complaint against Anubhav and his brother at the Purighat police station in Cuttack on June 12.

In her complaint, she had alleged that Anubhav’s brother, Anuprash, had been harassing her for the last two years. To redress her grievance, she had gone to the MP’s house in Cuttack on the night of June 12, when he allegedly abused her. She further alleged that the MP spit on her and pushed her out of his house in presence of his wife and actor Barsha Priyadarshini.

On the basis of the complaint, police have registered a case (No:118/2019) under section 294, 354 (a), 323 and 34 of the IPC.

Dismissing the allegations as baseless, Anubhav earlier said that someone had hatched a conspiracy to malign his image. He had informed the police when the woman created ruckus outside his residence. “The people of Odisha know me very well. They know how much respect I have for them,” he added.

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