Arrested IAS Partha Sarathi Mishra Was Working As Agent Of Minister Debi Mishra : BJP

**Bhubaneswar**: The Odisha unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday alleged that arrested IAS officer Partha Sarathi Mishra was working as an agent of BJD leader and Minister Debi Prasad Mishra.

“Partha Mishra, the IAS officer arrested by Vigilance was an agent of Minister Debi Prasad Mishra and collecting money for him,” said BJP state vice president Samir Mohanty in a press meet here.

Demanding a through and impartial probe into the matter, the BJP leader alleged that the IAS officer was arrested as sharing of money with the Industries Minister could not be decided.

Mohanty during his press meet today also slammed Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tarabha murder case in Dhenkanal where a BJP supporter was alleged killed by a BJD man.

“Steel Minister Prafulla Mallick under the purview of investigation in the killing of BJP activist Salman Rout,” Mohanty demanded.

Meanwhile, BJD criticized and said the allegation leveled by BJP is baseless.

“BJP leaders are habitual of making baseless and irresponsible allegations during Panchayat elections. Partha Sarathi Mishra is an administrative officer. He had not only served under Debi Mishra. He had also served in Ravenshaw University and also Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation. Does it mean that wherever Mishra had worked, he had shared the money? By just indulging in such baseless arguments BJP has become a laughing stock among the common people,” BJD spokesperson Shashi Bhusan Behera countered.