JMFC court takes cognizance of murder case against BJD MLA, transfers case to special court

Updated: Sep 26 2023 5:14AM

Cuttack, Sep 25 (PTI) A court in Odisha's Cuttack district prima facie found that a murder case punishable under section 302 of the IPC is made out against ruling BJD MLA Pratap Kumar Jena in the killing of two BJP leaders in January 2021.

Jena is the MLA of of Mahanga Assembly segment.

The Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC)) court of Salepur took cognizance of the case after going through the statements of complaint, witnesses, and other available materials on record on Monday. The court also went through the protest petition of the MLA in this connection.