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Kendrapara BJP president arrested


Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Kendrapara, Apr 23:

Kendrapara police today arrested BJP’s Kendrapara district president Duryodhan Sahoo and two others in connection with the assault on Marshaghai Block Development Officer (BDO) Sushant Kumar Pati in the district headquarter town of Kendrapara in Odisha on April 18.

Earlier on Tuesday police had rounded up 12 persons in the case. With today’s arrest, the total number of persons arrested in the case stands at 15.

Meanwhile, according to a Panchayatiraj department notification issued on Tuesday, Pati has been been shifted to Narasinghapur block in Cuttack district. He will be replaced in Marsaghai by the BDO, Narasinghapur Bishnu Prasad Acharya.

Pati was assaulted by a mob after they found 28 pairs of Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) kept in a government vehicle parked near his residence in the district headquarters town of Kendrapada.

The mob had also ransacked his house.

The EVMs were later found to be unused ones.