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Delhi-based journalist Abhijit Iyer-Mitra submitted an affidavit before the House panel of Assembly

Bhubaneswar:3/11/18: Delhi-based journalist Abhijit Iyer-Mitra today submitted an affidavit before the House panel of Assembly over breach of privilege of the legislators.

He was deposed before the panel at Legislative Assembly for the third time for the probe into allegation over insulting the House and legislators.

Further course of action will be decided by the panel headed by the Leader of Opposition (LoP) Narasingha Mishra after discussing with the committee members.

The House panel had asked him to be present before it today after he failed to submit the affidavit yesterday.

The journalist is currently lodged in Jharpada jail in connection with his alleged derogatory remarks against Odisha culture and Sun Temple in Konark.

About Ashok Palit

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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