Bhubaneswar: Ruling BJD leader Anup Sai, who was detained by Chhattisgarh police in connection with a double murder case, has been removed from the post of chairman of State Warehousing Corporation. He was also expelled from the BJD.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday removed Sai from the chairmanship of the State Warehousing Corporation after he was picked up by Chhattisgarh police in connection with the murder of a woman and her daughter in 2016.
Patnaik, who is also the boss of the Biju janata Dal (BJD), too expelled Sai from the party with immediate effect.
“Anup Sai, Ex-MLA, Brajarajnagar Assembly Constituency of Jharsuguda district is hereby expelled from Biju Janata Dal with immediate effect,” said a BJD release.
Notably, the Chakradhar Nagar police in Chhattisgarh picked up Sai on Wednesday night for questioning in connection with murder case of a woman and her daughter. Sai is most likely to be arrested.
The veteran leader was elected from the Brajarajnagar constituency thrice on Congress ticket. He later joined the BJD in 2014. He was appointed as the Chairman of the Odisha Warehousing Corporation in August last year by Chief Minister Patnaik.