Bhubaneswar, Dec 2 (LocalWire): Journalist Abhijit Iyar Mitra has been admitted to Capital Hospital here on Sunday after he complained of stomach pain.
He has been under judicial custody of Jharpada jail for his alleged derogatory remarks on Konark Temple and Odisha legislators.
The Odisha Assembly on Nov 17 had passed a motion to “forgive” Mitra.
In a statement, the House Committee said: “The Committee recommends that the August House may be magnanimous to consider and accept the apology begged by Shri Abhijit Iyer Mitra for his statement made by him before the media against the Hon’ble Members of the August House and drop the matter.”
On Oct 23, Mitra was arrested for posting a video on Twitter where he allegedly criticized Odisha, its people, Lord Jagannath, Konark temple and state lawmakers.
However, he had issued an apology regarding the same.
“Some of the nastier things I said about CM, the office, the Assembly, I was under immense stress and I would like to apologise for that unreservedly,” Mitra had said.