Baripada MLA Prakash Soren arrested for thrashing ITDA engineer

Bhubaneswar: Prakash Soren, BJP MLA from Baripada, was on Friday arrested for allegedly thrashing an Assistant Executive Engineer.

The arrest was made after ITDA Assistant Executive Engineer Ganapati Jena lodged a police complaint alleging that the legislator thrashed him for not awarding contracts to the former’s party men.

Jena alleged that the MLA scolded him using abusive languages and kicked him on abdomen and chest besides strangling him.

Soren has been charged under Sections 294, 341,323, 506 of IPC and forwarded to a local court.