Bhubaneswar, Dec 7 (LocalWire): Justice Markandey Katju criticized the people of Odisha on Friday for putting journalist Abhijit Iyer Mitra behind the bars for 43 days for a sarcastic video.
The former Supreme Court judge on micro-blogging site Twitter had dared Odisha people to lock him up for joking about them.
“Odias, I joked about you too ( see my earlier fb post ). So when are you going to jail me ? Of course I apologised, as did Abhijit Iyer-Mitra. But surely I need to be locked up for 43 days before release,” tweeted Katju.
In 2016, he had posted derogatory remarks about Odisha and its people on Facebook that triggered huge hue and cry following which Katju apologised.
Notably, Delhi based journalist Mitra was released from jail on Thursday, 43 days after his arrest over derogatory remarks on Odisha, its culture, lawmakers and Konark temple.