Cuttack: Arrested Odisha BJP leader and former minister Jayanarayan Mishra, who was undergoing treatment at the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack, was today taken to All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (AIIMS), Delhi after his condition deteriorated early this morning.
Mishra was taken to Delhi by a train from Cuttack railway station amid police protection.
He was earlier admitted to VIMSAR in Burla on April 22 after he complained of chest pain while being lodged in Sohela sub-jail. He was later shifted to SCB Hospital on April 24.
Notably, Mishra was arrested by Padampur police on March 15 in connection with a firing incident in Sohela in which a BJD worker had died.
Around 20 persons had on February 22 night intercepted a car in which Odisha Labour Minister Susanta Singh’s brother and three others were travelling near Banabira village under Sohela block of Bargarh district.
The miscreants had then attacked and fired at them before fleeing the spot. Dileswar Sahu, driver of the car and a BJD worker, had sustained injuries in the attack and died while undergoing treatment at the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack.