In a significant embarrassment for the ruling BJD, celebration MP from Kendrapara Anubhav Mohanty has been accused of perpetrating domestic violence and torturing his wife Varsha Priyadarshini. Varsha, who can be an Odia movie actress, has approached the Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate (SDJM) court docket in Cuttack in a prison miscellaneous case towards Mohanty underneath part 12 of Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, apparently contemplating her actor-turned-politician husband’s shut proximity with the ability hall.
Varsha’s allegation towards her husband got here barely just a few months after Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had requested Director General of Police (DGP) Abhay to make sure that no girl in the state suffers from domestic violence through the lockdown interval when persons are indoors as a result of pandemic.
Anubhav Mohanty is an in depth confidante of Patnaik, who additionally heads the BJD.
The swimsuit filed in August this 12 months has been scheduled for a preliminary listening to on coming Monday, her lawyer R Okay Rath mentioned.
The lawyer, nevertheless, refused to expose the main points of the case. Repeated makes an attempt to contact Varsha additionally turned futile.
But, a member of the family assured that Varsha would reveal the main points of her sufferings quickly.
Similarly, Mohanty instructed a bunch of journalists that he hasnt but obtained any summons from the Court.
“I have not received any legal notice from the court,” the BJD MP mentioned and selected to not make any touch upon the wifes petition underneath Protection of Women from Domestic Violence.
According to the official web site of the District Court right here, Varshas case was registered on August 7 and the primary listening to of the case has been fastened on September 7.
Mohanty, additionally a number one Odia movie actor, got here to limelight via the cinema and was made a Rajya Sabha member by the BJD president. He was later in 2019 Lok Sabha elections pitted towards BJPs heavyweight Baijayant Panda and acquired elected to the decrease home of Parliament.
Odisha Cine Artist Association Secretary Sritam Das mentioned, “It is an unfortunate incident. There was some trouble between the two. This should not have happened at all.”
Another Odia movie actress Bidusmita mentioned, “I support Varsha and stand by her in the fight against injustice.”
Earlier additionally, the actor-turned political chief Anubhav Mohanty was concerned in an alleged assault case of a girl journalist and booked for allegedly defaming a pupil chief of his personal celebration.
(With PTI Inputs)