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BJP seeks CBI probe into BJD Councilor Murder

Bhubaneswar, Nov 2: The Odisha unit of BJP on Wednesday demanded a CBI probe into BJD councilor Laxmidatta Pradhan's murder case.

Alleging that the state police were dancing to the tune of the state government, BJP spokesperson Sajjan Sharma said that BJP leaders are often targeted due to the political vendetta of BJD.

They (BJD) are exerting political pressure on police for arrest of BJP leaders. Therefore, the Chhatrapur councilor's murder case should be probed by the CBI, he added.

Reacting to Sharma's demand, BJD spokesperson Debasis Samantray said, 'Police has issued notice for questioning Golak Mohapatra. He himself has admitted that he has link with the murder accused. He had hidden the murder accused in a guest house in BJP-ruled Uttarakhand. When police has got the evidence and has summoned him for investigation, above 50 senior BJP leaders accompanied him and supported a criminal. This has unmasked the criminal background.'

On the other hand, BJP spokesperson Golak Mohapatra appeared before Chhatrapur police for recording his statements over his alleged link with the arrested prime conspirators of Chhatrapur councilor Laxmidatta Pradhan's murder case.

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