Puri: Students of Pratap Purusottampur High School in Brahmagiri area of Puri staged a massive dharna at Puri-Bhubaneswar NH on Saturday, protesting against the arrest of Bhubananda Sarangi, in connection with the recent attack on Panchayati Raj minister Maheswar Mohanty on January 30.
Sarangi had gone on an indefinite hunger strike in jail claiming to be innocent. “The charge has tarnished my image as a teacher. I want immediate release. I want to live with dignity,” Sarangi said.
It is noteworthy to mention that, the police had arrested Sarangi, the father of Brahmagiri Youth Congress President Kaliprasasd Sarangi, after interrogating Balabhadra Bhoi alias Mahari, the main accused in this case.