Bhubaneswar (Odisha): Journalist Abhijit Mitra was produced before judicial magistrate of first class. His bail plea has been rejected. Journalist Abhijit Mitra was arrested for allegedly making objectionable remarks against Konark Sun Temple. While briefing the media, his lawyer said, “I’ve come to know his bail plea has been rejected but I haven’t received the order. Police hasn’t asked for custody, as far as I’m aware. They’re aware that he’s cooperating”.
He further added, “His tweets are more than one year old. There is no reason why they should suddenly become source of an offence. He had received various threats, this was submitted before the Court and to that extent certain requests have been made”.