Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Koraput, Jan 17:
Chasi Mulia Adivasi Sangh (CMAS) leader Nachika Linga and his wife today filed their nominations for Zilla Parishad member and Sarpanch, respectively in the upcoming panchayat polls in Odisha.
According to reports, Linga, currently lodged in Koraput Circle Jail here after his arrest in 2014, sent his nomination paper for Narayanpatna Zilla Parishad member to the district returning officer through his counsel.
Similarly, his wife filed her nomination paper for Podapadar Panchayat Sarpanch.
Notably, Linga had surrendered before police on October 28, 2014 following which he was arrested.
With the help of left wing extremists, Linga had allegedly set up CMAS and become its leader demanding land settlement in Narayanpatna and Bandhugaon blocks of Koraput district. The CMAS members had also forcibly acquired land of non-tribals in Narayanpatna block leading to law and order problems in the locality.
This apart, several cases of murder, attack on police stations, arson, instigating tribals to taking law into their hands were pending against Linga in different police stations.