Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Mar 7:
The Civil Court (Senior Division) here today served summons to former Odisha MP Anadi Sahu to appear before it in person or through his attorney on April 5 in connection with the civil defamation suit filed by former state DGP Sanjeev Marik against him.
It may be recalled here that former DGP Marik had filed a civil defamation suit for Rs 50 lakh against former MP Sahu in the Civil Court (Senior Division) here on March 4.
Earlier on March 1, Marik had filed a criminal defamation suit against Sahu in Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate (SDJM) Court here for Rs 50 lakh under IPC section – 500, 501 and 502.
Notably, former Cuttack MP and Ex- IG Sahu on February 20 had alleged that Marik has close links with the gangster Dhalasamanta brothers (D-brothers).
Later on February 23, he further alleged Marik to have pocketed seven crores from arrested brothers. He had also said that Marik’s now transferred stenographer Rabindra Sethi used to take care of his illegal transactions and invest them in various places.
Marik, on the other hand, had demanded evidence of his claim and had threatened to drag the matter to the court as we reported here.