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Odisha: Abhijit Iyer-Mitra’s judicial custody extended for 14 days

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Bhubaneswar: A court in Odisha capital has extended the judicial custody of Delhi-based journalist-cum-defence analyst Abhijit Iyer-Mitra, who was arrested for his derogatory, mischievous and objectionable comments on art and culture of Odisha.

The camp court at the Jharpada Jail here reserved verdict on hearing of Abhijit’s bail plea and extended his judicial custody by 14 more days.

On October 23, the Commissionerate Police had arrested Iyer-Mitra after hours of interrogation at an undisclosed location in Bhubaneswar.

He has been booked under IPC Sections 294, 295A, 153A, 500, 506 and Section 67 of the Information Technology Act.
On October 25, the Konark Police had taken Abhijit on a four-day remand to interrogate him over his derogatory remarks against the Sun Temple.

Iyer-Mitra also appeared before a House Committee of Odisha Assembly on Tuesday and tendered an unconditional apology for his derogatory remarks on legislators.

The House panel headed by leader of opposition Narasingh Mishra asked Iyer-Mitra to re-appear on November 2 and submit an affidavit.

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