Biju Janata Dal MP Anubhav Mohanty who’s locked in a bitter marital combat along with his actor spouse Varsha Priyadarshini, appeared earlier than the Odisha State Fee for Ladies on Tuesday, a fortnight after his spouse filed a case of home violence in opposition to him earlier than the fee.
On December 15, Priyadarshini had moved Odisha SCW alleging home violence triggered by her ongoing marital discord. In 2014, Mohanty and Priyadarshini had bought married in an enormous wedding ceremony ceremony in Bhubaneswar after years of courtship. Mohanty, a famous person of the Odia movie business, was then a Rajya Sabha MP.
Although the fee had issued summon discover to Mohanty alongside along with his dad and mom, solely he deposed. Priyadarshini, too, went to the state fee workplace the place the couple was questioned in reference to the petition moved by Priyadarshini.
In August, she had filed a case of home violence in opposition to Mohanty and his household beneath part 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23 of Safety of Ladies from Home Violence Act, 2005 at a court docket in Cuttack, citing a number of situations of psychological and bodily torture and demanded Rs 15 crore compensation for the lack of her earnings resulting from dropping out on films in addition to a month-to-month quantity of Rs 70,000 in direction of home hire and upkeep. She accused her husband of being a recurring drunkard and having a number of affairs along with his co-stars. In retaliation, Mohanty filed a divorce swimsuit in Delhi.
9 days in the past, police registered a case in opposition to Mohanty, and two of his associates, beneath part 498 (A), 506 and 341of the IPC after Priyadarshini alleged that Mohanty had locked her in a room in his Cuttack home.
She was then rescued by police.
The marital discord appears to have taken its toll on Mohanty’s political profession with CM Naveen Patnaik dropping him from the publish of BJD’s nationwide spokesperson. Lately, he was not seen in his residence constituency of Kendrapara when CM’s personal secretary VK Pandian had gone there for a dialogue on a riverport mission.