Union Min beats Govt officials: Bisheswar Tudu moves Orissa HC seeking anticipatory bail

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Water Resources and Mayurbhanj MP Bishweswar Tudu has appealed for anticipatory bail at Orissa High Court in connection with the alleged assault against two government officials.

Reportedly, he was taken into custody earlier by Baripada Town Police in connection with this case. District Planning Board Deputy Director Aswini Mallick and Assistant Director Debasish Mohapatra were reportedly called for a review meeting at BJP party office where Union Minister Bishweswar Tudu allegedly insulted them using vulgar language and beat them up with a plastic chair.

A case was filed at the Baripada Town Police Station while the two were under treatment in the hospital. While the police have started an investigation, Union Minister has filed for anticipatory bail application in the Orissa High Court, Cuttack.

In another case, Orissa High Court has granted anticipatory bail to former Union Minister and sitting Sundergarh MP Jual Oram. Hearing the matter a Bench comprising of Justice S Pujahari has allowed the bail. A young BJP woman activist had accused the MP of misbehaving with her over the phone.

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