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Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda admitted to the MKCG Medical College and Hospital

Ganjam:5/7/22: Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda was on Tuesday admitted to the MKCG Medical College and Hospital here as his health condition deteriorated.

According to reports, the Maoist leader is under treatment at the ENT ward.

Following this, security has been tightened at the hospital.

Sabyasachi Panda, counted among one of the most dreaded Maoist leaders in Odisha, was allegedly involved in several high-profile cases of violence.

Major cases in which Panda was allegedly involved include the sensational murder of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Swami Lakshmanananda Saraswati and his four associates in Kandhamal district in 2008, which had triggered severe ethno-religious riots in the area and eventually led to the collapse of the state’s ruling BJD-BJP alliance. Panda was also allegedly involved in the abduction of two Italian citizens in Kandhamal district in 2012 and the Nayagarh armoury loot.

The Maoist leader, who used to carry the alias Sunil, was on the most-wanted list of Odisha police for over a decade till his arrest during a combing operation in Berhampur on July 18, 2014.

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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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