Odisha: Digvijay seeks action against culprits

Congress leader Jagdish Tytler has been booked for criminal conspiracy in connection with thrashing and near-molestation of a woman constable.

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh on Saturday condemned misbehaviour of his party’s activists in Odisha with a lady constable.

A seemingly annoyed Singh further called for strong action against culprits.

His statement came on the same day the Odisha Police filed a case against state Congress in-charge Jagdish Tytler for the mob violence outside the Assembly on Thursday.

On Friday, the Congress said it was sorry for the assault on a woman constable during during an anti-government rally.

Narrating her experience, constable Pramila Padhi said, "About 30 to 40 youths attacked me, showered blows, kicked me from back as soon as Jagdish Tytler called on party workers to break the barricade."

Defending Tytler, Congress Chief Whip Prasad Harichandan said that Tytler had asked the partymen to come forward for jail bharo.

"I do not think calling upon partymen to court arrest is any crime or instigation," the Congress Chief Whip had said.

Tytler, on the other hand, told a news channel that it was wrong to assault a woman. "There is a bid to defame us in public. The incident has proved that Naveen Patnaik is incapable of giving good governance."