Odisha Netas Shocked Over Chhattisgarh Police’s Disclosure On Anup Sai

Bhubaneswar: Politicians across parties in Odisha have expressed shock and sadness over Chhattisgarh Police’s revelation of former three-time MLA and now expelled BJD leader Anup Sai having brutally murdered a woman and her minor daughter nearly four years back in 2016.

“This is a sad and shocking thing. It is more shocking that people who join politics to raise the voice of the people have such tarnished past. Anup Sai too is an heir of a family that has its roots in history. Despite such lineage, he has committed such heinous crime, I have no words. This is a ghastly act. I just can’t think,” said Bishnu Sethi, senior BJP leader, and MLA.

“Nobody in Odisha will believe the brutal manner in which the woman and her daughter were murdered as a result of pre-planned conspiracy. I think his family members too won’t believe it. Such a person should be immediately awarded the stringent punishment in accordance with the law. Such people have no right to live in a society,” said senior Congress leader and MLA Santosh Singh Saluja.

“When it took four years for the police to nail him for murder how can the BJD know that he was a murderer. So when our party came to know about it immediate action was taken. Leaders who are into bad deeds get punished. All leaders don’t have dubious characters,” said Pramila Mallick, senior BJD leader and Government Chief Whip defending her party which she claims was ignorant of Sai’s criminal antecedents.

It is worth mentioning that Raigarh SP Santosh Singh at a press meet on Friday revealed that it has arrested Sai from Brajrajnagar in Jharsuguda district on Thursday in connection with double murder and he has been charged under sections 302, 201 and 120B of the IPC.

The SP said that Sai during interrogation has confessed to having ordered his driver for killing  Kalpana Das and her minor daughter.

Bishnu Sethi, Senior BJP Leader, Odisha

Santosh Singh Saluja, Senior Congress Leader, Odisha

Pramila Mallick, Government Chief Whip, Odisha