Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Cuttack, Mar 10:
Odisha police today served notice to a man to appear before it for making derogatory remarks against country’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in the visitors’ book of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Birthplace Museum here.
The Twin City Commissionerate Police today served summons to Pramod Ranjan Dey, a government employee-who had made abusive remarks against Nehru at his official address to appear before the police at the Daragha Bazaar police station on or before March 15.
The police on Tuesday had seized the visitors’ book of the Museum in which a visitor had used abusive language against Nehru. It had also obtained CCTV footages from the Museum to physically identify the accused.
The objectionable note was detected by former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh, who had visited the museum March 6 (Sunday).
When he was offered the visitor’s book for his observations, Ramesh noticed the last entry containing derogatory remarks against Nehru. He raised objection to the entry and brought the matter to the notice of Museum officials.
Congress corporator Arun Sethi from ward-18, under which the Museum falls, filed an FIR with Dargha Bazaar police on Monday, acting on which a case under Section 292 of IPC pertaining to obscenities was registered.
With Congress demanding arrest of the visitor who used obscene language against the former Prime Minister, Commissionerate Police registered a case at the Daragha Bazaar police station.
The Congress had warned take to the streets if no action was taken within 48 hours.
Dey realizing his mistake had offered his sincere apologies in the media for the act. He had said that he was repentant for his act.