Bhubaneswar: An NCP legislator today moved a privilege notice in Odisha Assembly against the Superintendent of Police of Dhenkanal district for allegedly using defamatory language and threatening to arrest him.

In his notice, Nabin Nanda, NCP MLA from Dhenkanal, alleged that Dhenkanal SP Satis Gajviye had used defamatory language against him on February 20 which constituted breach of privilege.

Speaker Pradip Amat said he had received Nanda's notice and he would give his ruling on the matter later.

The MLA said the incident took place on February 20 when he was moving in his constituency and some hooligans attacked him and in the process his PSO and son were badly injured in front of Nihalprasad Gram Panchayat office.

Nanda said he reached Nihalprasad police station for shelter after the incident and sought adequate police protection as he was frightened and feared further attack.

The legislator said he lodged an FIR after an hour when the IIC, Nihalprasad reached the police station and also spoke to SP, Dhenkanal and DIG about the incident seeking police protection but after four hours nobody came to rescue.

He said he was shifted to his village Nua Nagena with police assistance at about 1.45 pm.

Surprisingly, instead of apprehending the attackers, Gajviye appearing before electronic media used defamatory language against me and even threatened to arrest me with the permission of honourable speaker, the MLA claimed.

Terming the incident as serious, Nanda said "as a public representative, I was not allowed to move freely."

(Agencies)