Bhubaneswar,15th December 2020: The Bhubaneswar SDJM court today allowed Odisha Crime Branch (CB) to take expelled BJD MLA Pradeep Panigrahy on a two-day remand for further investigations.
Panigrahy was arrested by Odisha Crime Branch on graft charges and has been lodged in Jharpada Special Jail in the city. He is accused of cheating aspirants on pretext of providing job in Tata Group. Panigrahy, MLA from Gopalpur in Ganjam district was expelled from BJD last week for anti-people activities.
Several allegations of cheating aspirants have surfaced against the legislator and Akash Pathak, the son of tainted IFS Abhay Kant Pathak. Several aspirants have accused the legislator and Akash of cheating more than 100 aspirants of Gopalpur and Berhampur on pretext of job.