Ex-MLA Debendra Kanhar, driver arrested from Andhra


Bhubaneswar: Former MLA from Phulbani, Debendra Kanhar, and his driver Rinku Sahu were on Monday arrested from Ichchapuram in Andhra Pradesh in connection with the assault on a girl and her mother last month.

The legislator and his driver were absconding after a case (53 dtd.03.09.18 u/s 451/294/323/354/506/379/34 IPC R/W 67A of IT Act) was filed against them on September 3 for allegedly thrashing a woman and her daughter at Gaudapada village in Kandhamal district.

A few days after the complaint was registered against Kanhar, a sex tape of the legislator indulging in immoral act with a girl had surfaced. The complainant had further alleged that Kanhar had relationships with multiple girls.

After their arrests, the former legislator and his driver were produced before the court of the sub-divisional judicial magistrate (SDJM) in Phulbani. The court rejected their bail petition and sent them to 14 days judicial custody.

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