Berhampur, April 24 (LocalWire): A lot of drama is unfolding at Pati Sonepur in Ganjam district, surprisingly after the elections got over in the first phase on 11 April.
A few BJD supporters ostracised villagers who supported the saffron party in the village, a memorandum, submitted to the police by the BJP candidate from Chikiti Assembly, Manoranjan Dyansamantara, read.
In a twist in the tale of election fallouts, a case was also registered against Dyansamantara for allegedly threatening a person at gun point for not supporting the BJP.
Dyansamantara submitted a memorandum to the SP (Berhampur) on Monday and said, ‘We had complained to the police as soon as the elections got over.
But no action was taken. Now that my supporters are being debarred from society, we have submitted a memorandum for the police to take action against the culprits,’ he said.
He also said that if police failed to take action against the ruling-party supporters, they would move the Human Rights Commission soon.
Dyansamantara said as part of the social boycott, the BJD supporters were not allowing his men to go fishing and were also forbidding them from using vehicles to transport their catch.
They also allegedly restricted them from using the village tube well and imposed heavy penalty on them, the BJP leader alleged.
SDPO Berhampur Sadara, Jayant Kumar Mohapatra, said they have registered a case against some villagers, including the village head W Alleya on 17 April. ‘We have also visited the village to oversee the situation and will investigate further,’ he said.
Meanwhile police also registered a case against Dyansamantara for allegedly threatening a person at gun point along with his supporters at Golantara police station on Monday.
The case was registered by Jeevan Behera of Arua Sonapur.
Behera alleged that the BJP leader detained him at Jhatipadara on Saturday when he was on his way back to his village at night.
They allegedly threatened him for not supporting the BJP, police said. ‘We registered a case and investigation is on,’ said the SDPO.
Dyanasamantara, however, said it was a false case against him.
‘I was not in the district on Saturday. The allegation is totally false and baseless,’ he added.