Bhubaneswar: Mayor Ananta Jena today filed criminal and defamation cases against NSUI state president Itish Pradhan and Pradeep Pande who owns the website that posted the sex tape online. Jena has also appealed to the Court to ban and remove the video from the Internet.
On Friday morning, Jena and his supporters filed the cases in an SDJM court. “I have been defamed without any reason. But the truth will come out soon. My supporters know I have high regard for women,” he said.
DCP Satyabrata Bhoi has said that the Commissionerate Police has written to Youtube to remove the video from its website. “We will also carry out investigation of the video to find out the truth of the allegations,” said Bhoi.
While the Congress members are yet to stage any protest today, BJP workers gheraoed Commissionerate Police building and staged protests along with road block at Power House square in the capital city.
Earlier, on Thursday evening, youth Congress members had alleged that the Mayor was involved in sexual slur and that he is seen in a sex tape viral on social media, which Jena had rubbished.