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Abhijit Iyer produced before Konark JMFC Court

Konark:28/10/18: Delhi-based journalist Abhijit Iyer-Mitra, who was arrested by the Commssionerate Police on October 23 for his alleged derogatory remarks against Sun Temple and Odisha culture, was produced before the Konark Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) court today after completion of his two-day remand.

The court later handed over the custody of Iyer to Bhubaneswar SDJM court. As per directive by the SDJM court, Iyer will now be lodged at Jharpada or any other jail

Earlier in the day, the Konark police produced Iyer before the JMFC court amid tight security on completion of his remand. His Counsel and public prosecutor presented their statement before the Magistrate.

Earlier, the JMFC court had rejected Iyer’s bail plea and sent him to judicial custody for 14 days till November 5.

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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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