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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Dec 28:

National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) Odisha unit president Itish Pradhan and proprietor of niankhunta.com Pradip Pandey appeared before the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) here on Wednesday separately following the defamation case filed by city mayor Ananta Narayan Jena in connection with the controversial video uploaded in the website purportedly featuring the BJD leader.

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Before appearing in the court, Itish said that the video was captured two years ago and Asutosh Mohanty aka Rishi, the late NSUI member, had informed him about the controversial video before.

“The person featuring in the video would be identified after forensic examination of the video,” he stressed.

Pradip Pandey was also spotted in the court premises with a pile of documents and claimed that he has documents relating to the murder of Rishi.

Notably, Jena had filed a defamation suit and criminal case against Pradhan and Pandey on December 16 in SDJM court here.