Patnagarh MLA Saroj Meher Arrested By Police In Sit-Up Case

Bolangir:The police today arrested Patnagarh MLA Saroj Meher for allegedly forcing a Public Works Department (PwD) engineer to do sit-ups. Later, he was taken to the Additional District Judge court (ADJ).
On June 6, a video showing the BJD MLA forcing the JE to do sit-ups hundred times within five minutes had gone viral. He punished Junior Engineer Jayakanta Sabar in public in Belpada area due to sub standard construction work. Meher directed the engineer-in-charge to slap the JE.
The engineer was rescued by police from Nuapada district on June 6 following which his wife lodged a case against the MLA under sevel sections of the Indian Penal Code(IPC) and the SC and ST Atrocities Act.
The District Tribal Welfare Association had threatened to gherao the Odisha Assembly on June 26 demanding action against the legislator.