BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Stevedores Limited (OSL) chief Mahimananda Mishra and his associate Basant Bal were detained at Bangkok by the Thai immigration authorities on intimation of Odisha Police.
On Sunday, the State Police sent a team to seek custody of the two who are accused in the murder of General Manager of Seaways Shipping Pvt Ltd Mahendra Swain earlier in October.
Director-General of Police (DGP) KB Singh told mediapersons here that deportation of Mishra and Bal would be sought after clearing the legal formalities with Thai authorities. Currently, the duo is detained at the Immigration Centre in Bangkok. After their arrival in India, the two would be formally arrested.
Addressing mediapersons, the DGP said the two had stayed in New Delhi, Gurgaon, Amritsar, Chandigarh and Bhimdutta (on the Indo-Nepal border) before moving to Kathmandu from where they went to Bangkok on December 20. The State Police had also requested the Interpol to issue a Red Corner notice against them.