Former minister threatens self-immolation

Mahapatra was a minister of state for forest and environment and later labour & employment between 1985 and 1990 during Congress rule.

Updated: Nov 01, 2012, 17:39 PM IST

Balasore: A former Odisha minister was taken into preventive custody on Thursday for threatening self-immolation on the demand for establishment of a government medical college, police sources said.
The former minister, Bhupal Chandra Mahapatra, had threatened self-immolation before the Balasore district collector`s office, the sources said.
Mahapatra was a minister of state for forest and environment and later labour & employment between 1985 and 1990 during Congress rule.

PTI