**Bhubaneswar:** Senior Delhi-based defence analyst, Abhijit Iyer Mitra has been remanded in judicial custody after his bail plea was rejected by a local court today evening.
Iyer, who was taken to the Sahid Nagar police station following his arrest, was produced before the SDJM (In-charge), Bhubaneswar where his bail application was moved. However, the court turned down the bail plea and remanded him in judicial custody for 14 days.
He has been taken to the Special Jail here at Jharpada, said sources. Iyer has been booked under multiple Sections of the IPC and the IT Act in connection with a case registered at the Sahid Nagar police.
“The Delhi-based journalist has been charged for making derogatory comments against Konark temple, Odisha in general and the lawmakers (legislators),” a senior police official said.
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