Kingpin Detained in Jeypore Lynching Case

Published: 14th April 2015 06:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th April 2015 06:03 AM   |  A+A-

JEYPORE: Jeypore Sadar police on Monday detained the kingpin of ganja trafficking gang from Malkangiri district in connection with the Balia lynching case  on Monday.

The arrested kingpin belonging to Malkangiri district had provided the vehicle for trafficking the narcotic on the fateful day after striking a deal with four traffickers from outside the district who were lynched near Balia bridge.

Police have already nabbed five ganja smugglers of Madhya Pradesh last week - four from Malkangiri and one from Boipariguda - for their alleged role in the incident.

Both Jeypore Sadar and Koraput police in coordination with their Malkangiri counterparts have fanned out to different parts of the two districts in search of the villagers who had reportedly recorded the video of the lynching incident on their mobile phones. Special police team also conducted raids at Nuaput, Balia, Bisoyiput, Paliguda, Dangarchinchi and Polakaput villages on Monday. But the police efforts failed to yield any result.

Meanwhile, police have launched awareness campaign in several villages of Kundra, Jeypore and Boipariguda against the rumour of human organ trafficking. The ganja smugglers were lynched by the villagers on the suspicion that they were organ traffickers.

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