As per reports, several members of NSUI and Youth Congress staged protest in front of the official residence of School and Mass Minister Samir Ranjan Dash here, demanding his dismissal from the Council of Ministers headed by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
The agitators also tried to barge into the Minister’s residence following which a scuffle ensued between them and policemen. Later, some Congress workers were detained.
The outrage intensified after an audio clip, in which the deceased ZP member allegedly held the Minister Samir Ranjan Dash and six others responsible for his death, came to the fore.
Opposition BJP has been demanding immediate arrest and the dismissal of Minister Samir Ranjan Dash in connection with the mysterious death of Gop ZP Member.
Notably, 48-year-old Dharmendra Sahoo was found hanging at his residence in Sishupalgarh area on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar on Saturday.
He represented the Zilla Parishad Zone-11 under the Gop block in Puri district.