BERHAMPUR: Two new cases of violence were registered against Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda at Soroda JMFC here on Thursday. The incidents had taken place in 2013 and 2014. The Maoist leader was produced in the court at Soroda.
Panda’s counsel Deepak Patnaik said the former has been on hunger strike since March 28 demanding details about the cases registered against him. As he is not consuming anything except ORS, his health condition has been deteriorating, Patnaik said, adding that producing him in different courts under these circumstances can be detrimental to his health.
On the other hand, the Gunupur ADJ on Thursday rejected the bail plea of Panda in connection with the 2008 Maoist attack on Dangasoroda police outpost in Chandrapur block of Rayagada district. Claiming that Panda had no role in the Maoist attack, his Rayagada counsel Bramhananda Patnaik had filed the bail petition.
1 Killed in Mishap
One person died and another was injured after a head-on collision between a truck and a motorcycle at Pochilima village under Hinjili police limits in Ganjam district on Thursday. Digambar Jena of Alarigada village and his wife Sanjukta were going towards Hinjili on a motorcycle when their bike was hit by a truck. Locals rushed them to MKCG where Digambar succumbed. Police have seized both the vehicles.