Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Dec 16:

Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) Mayor Ananta Narayan Jena today filed a defamation suit and criminal case against National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) state unit president Itish Pradhan and proprietor of Pradip Pandey in SDJM court here in connection with the controversial sex video uploaded in the website purportedly featuring Jena.


The Mayor also urged the court to impose a ban on the broadcasting of the video.

“I have filed a Rs 1 crore defamation suit against the two at Bhubaneswar SDJM court. Pradip Pandey has the attitude of defaming people. I expect justice and strong action will be taken against those who have tried to malign my image,” Jena said.

On the other hand, Bhubaneswar DCP Satyabrata Bhoi informed that notice will be issued to Pradhan and Pandey.

The Commissionerate Police has requested media to provide the video clip of Pradhan’s press meet which will be examined, the DCP said.

The Commissionerate Police has written to YouTube to ban the video, Bhoi added.

Notably, Jena had yesterday filed an FIR against Pradhan and Pandey at the Capital police station for maligning his reputation.

Worth mentioning, Pradhan had yesterday demanded Jena’s resignation at a press conference here claiming that the video features Jena in a sexual act with a woman. He further alleged Jena’s involvement in the murder of Rishi, student of a Bhubaneswar-based private engineering college.

However, Jena has dismissed the allegations saying that these are baseless and concocted.

Also read: Sex video puts city Mayor in spot; Odisha NSUI demands probe.