Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Dec 20:
Activists of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) reportedly hurled eggs at city Mayor Ananta Narayan Jena’s residence at Unit-1 here this morning over his alleged involvement in the murder of engineering student Asutosh Mohanty alias Rishi.
According to reports, four members of BJYM holding BJP party flags hurled eggs at Jena’s house standing in front of the gate.
They continued the egg hurling for about 15-20 minutes and shouted slogans demanding the Mayor’s resignation and arrest.
The activists also hurled eggs at the nameplate, main gate and vehicle of the Mayor.
Before leaving the spot, they dug a BJP party flag in front of Jena’s house.
“Four persons covering their faces came in two bikes like terrorists and hurled eggs at my house. Two of them hurled eggs while the rest made a video of the incident. They also abused me in filthy language,” said Jena.
On the other hand, BJYM president Tankadhar Tripathy denied the reports of egg hurling by BJYM activists. “The incident was an outcome of people’s agony towards the Mayor. Some youths did it using the name of BJP Yuva Morcha,” he said.
Notably, the BJP has given a 12-hour bandh call in Bhubaneswar on December 21 over Jena’s alleged link in the case.
The party had yesterday observed a two-hour chakka jam in municipalities and notified area councils (NACs) across the state demanding a high-level probe into the case.