Bhubaneswar: The political war between the Odisha’s ruling BJD and the opposition BJP has taken an ugly turn on Tuesday as both the political parties unleashed enforcement agencies against each other.
While the CBI has asked two BJD legislators to appear before it, the state police summoned two top BJP leaders of the state. The CBI wanted the presence of the BJD law makers — Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak and Arun Sahoo—in connection with the Seashore Chit fund case, while the state police have served notices on BJP general secretaries Golak Mohapatra and Bhrugu Bauxipatra in connection with the Chatrapur NAC councilor Laxidutta Pradhan murder case occurred on September 16, 2017.
Meanwhile, the BJD spokesperson Sasmit Patra has said that CBI is being politicised by the BJP government at the Centre. The credibility of CBI is well known, he said. “The news came from a new agency even before the concerned persons have received the notices”, Patra pointed out adding, “Perhaps the notices were first provided to the media and then probably the messages are in transit or post.”
The Chatrapur SDPO, Ramesh Chandra Sethi, said that while Golak Mohapatra has been summoned to appear on February 7, Bauxipatra has been asked to appear on February 9 before Chatrapur police.
Mohapatra said that he has not received the police notice and will cooperate the police once the notice is received. He, however, described the police action as political vendetta.