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Odisha NSUI President, Portal Proprietor Appear Before Police In Rishi Murder Case

**Bhubaneswar**: National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) State unit president Itish Pradhan and owner of news portal niankhunta.com Pradip Pandey deposed before Capital police here on Tuesday in connection with the controversial video purportedly featuring Bhubaneswar Mayor Ananta Narayan Jena.

The cops have recorded the statement of Pandey while Pradhan was let go citing health grounds.

Pandey was asked to reappear on December 27 at the same police station. He was provided with a copy of the FIR which was lodged by the Mayor against him and Pradhan.

“I will go through this FIR copy that has accused me in this case. I will give answer to his every question. We hadn’t mentioned the name of any person in the video. We had only asked viewers to identify the person in the video. The video has links with the murder of Rishi and his friends and lover should be questioned regarding the incident,” Pandey said.

Pradhan was brought to the police station in an ambulance and taken inside on a stretcher. However, his statement couldn’t be recorded as police let him go on health grounds.

“I came here to record my statement, but the police told it will be done only after my health improved. I will continue my fight till Rishi gets justice,” Pradhan said.

Notably, a case was registered against Pradhan and Pandey on December 16 on the basis of a complaint filed by Jena at the Capital Police Station.

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