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Eminent Odia columnist Haraprasad Das filed defamation suit against ‘Sambad Kalika’and its editor includes other seven

Bhubaneswar:5/8/17:The noted writerharaprasad Das has filed the civil defamation  suit against ‘Sambad Kalika’and its editor along with other seven with senior civil judge and a criminal defamation case with Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate (SDJM) here this evening.

Sources said, Das has filed cases against Jayasish Ray, Manu Das, Asit Mohanty, Amiya Pandav, Pallishree Pattnaik, Srikulangar, Bimalendu Mohanty and Umakant Rout for levelling false allegations against him.

The multiple award-winning writer has named ‘Sambad Kalika’ an Odia daily, and its editor and publisher in his defamation suit.

Notably, news about Das sexually harassing a Kalahandi-based woman teacher-writer on the pretext of helping her winning awards was first published in Sambad Kalika.

About Editor in chief

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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