Bhubaneswar: Odisha government has decided to drop all charges against Abhijit Iyer Mitra which is a big relief for him. State government took a decision to this effect after receiving Mitra’s letter to the Chief Minister and the Chief Secretary, an official release said.
Mr Mitra has made an appeal to the Government of Odisha to consider withholding sanction to prosecute him in certain criminal cases pending against him. He has appealed to ‘accept his apology and contrition’ in having wounded the sentiments of people of Odisha without intention,” a statement issued by the Home Department said.
Notably, Mitra was arrested on 23 October after he posted a video on his Twitter handle, criticising Odisha, Lord Jagannath, Konark temple and Odisha lawmakers.