Director Nishikanta Dalabehera Taken in to Police Custody


Odia movie director Nishikanta Dalabehera has been taken into police custody on account of torturing his wife on Saturday.

The Mahila police station has registered a FIR against him after receiving complaints of physical and mental torture from his wife MamataDalabehera.

Nishikanta has later been charged with penal code 34, 294, 325,498 and 506..

The director was later produced on court and sent to police custody.

NishikantaDalabehera is a native of Jharsuguda and presently resided at GGP Colony, Bhubaneswar, with his wife Mamata and an eight year old son. Mamata married Nishikanta in 2003.

Mamata lodged the complaint with the police on 18 February, said BijayineeMalla, IIC, Mahila Police. Mamata is suspicious of her  husband having an extramarital affair with one of his assistants, Malla added.

Nishikanta is famous for directing movies like Tu Mo Arambha Tu Mo Sesha, Raasta, Mun, Family No 1 and Salaam Cinema.