Bolangir,07/06/19:Public Works Department (PWD) JE Jayakanta Sabar, who went missing after being forced to do sit-ups by Patnagarh MLA, was rescued from Kantabanji area, the police said today.
On Wednesday, Sabar was assaulted and forced to do sit-ups 100 times within 5 mnts by newly elected BJD MLA of Patnagarh Saroj Kumar Meher for inferior road work. Later, the video of the incident went viral on social media.
Shocked and embarrassed over the assault, Sabar did not return home following which his wife Prabina Rajhans lodged a complaint in this regard on Thursday.
“On the basis of the plaint, a probe was launched and JE Jayakanta Sabar was rescued from Kantabanji area last night and dropped at his home safely,” told by Patnagarh DSP Suresh Nayak.
When asked about the entire episode, the JE said, “Patnagarh Executive Engineer also slapped me on the instruction of local MLA Saroj Meher and apprehending any further attack, I had to do sit-ups.”
On the other hand, Sabar’s wife Prabina has lodged a complaint against the newly-elected MLA demanding his arrest at the earliest for meting out physical and mental torture and making casteist remarks oh her husband.