"Vigilance sleuths are trying to protect local legislators and the city mayor for their involvement in the shocking incident. Therefore, we are demanding CBI inquiry into it," city Congress chief Md Moqim said.

The vigilance police on Monday registered cases against four CMC officials and 29 corporators under section 120-B and 409 of IPC and section 13 (d) of Prevention of Corruption Act.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik after suspending senior BJD corporator Madhu Sahu had handed over the case to the vigilance directorate.

Subsequently, CMC commissioner NR Mohapatra was removed from his post and deputy commissioner JN Kuzur was suspended.


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