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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Sundargarh, Nov 11:

The Lefripada police today registered a case against Congress’ Sundargarh MLA Yogesh Singh for allegedly giving death threats to Tangarapali BDO Soumendra Kumar Das.

MLA Yogesh Singh
MLA Yogesh Singh

The BDO had yesterday filed an FIR against the MLA at the Lefripada police station.

“A case has been registered against Yogesh Singh under Section-506 of the IPC. Police will soon start investigation into the incident,” said Sundargarh Additional SP Pramod Patel.

As per the allegation of Das, MLA Singh telephoned him and told him to allocate all work orders under the Gopabandhu Gramin Yojana (GGY) to his supporters.

As he refused to do so saying that he can’t go against the rules, the legislator abused him and threatened him to kill, the BDO alleged.

However, Singh refuted the allegations. “The allegations are baseless. I had called him to advise him to give work orders as per rules. I never abused him,” the MLA said.