Cuttack: Odisha BJP leader and retired IPS officer Ashok Sahu passed away at his residence in Pithapur here. He was 68.
Sahu breathed his last following prolonged illness, family sources said.
He had joined the saffron party after opting voluntary retirement while serving as Additional DGP of Assam. He had contested for Lok Sabha seat from Kandhamal and had lost in 2014.
Political leaders cutting across party lines expressed grief over the demise of Sahu.