BHUBANESWAR: Managing Director of Odisha Stevedores Limited (OSL) Mahimananda Mishra and his associate Basant Bal were brought back to Bhubaneswar from Bangkok on Monday evening.
The duo, charged in the murder of Seaways Shipping and Logistics Pvt Limited senior executive Mahendra Swain in October, was formally arrested by the police here. Thereafter, they were taken to Capital Hospital for medical examination before being taken to Jagatsinghpur where they would be produced in a local court. The Jagatsinghpur police has 24 hours to produce them before the court but the cops are likely to complete the process during the night.
Earlier in the day, the State Police team completed the formalities with the Thai immigration authorities and flew in the two to Kolkata from where they were brought to Bhubaneswar.
The Kujang Judicial magistrate First Class (JMFC) Court had issued non-bailable warrants against Mishra and Bal last week after which the duo was detained by the Thai immigration authorities in Bangkok on Saturday. With the arrest of Mishra and Bal, the total number of arrests in Swain murder case rose to nine.
Cops get 10-day custody of Sethy
Paradip: Civil Court Judge, Avilash Senapati on Monday granted Kujang police 10-day custody of Susant Sethy, an accused in the murder of Mahendra Swain. Sethy was arrested by Paradip police with the help of their Delhi counterparts from Indira Gandhi International Airport in the National Capital on December 23 and later brought on transit remand.
In another development, District and Sessions Judge, Jagatsinghpur, has reserved the hearing of Congress leader Bapi Sarkhel citing delay in submission of updated case record by Paradip police. Sarkhel was arrested by Paradip police in the SSL manager murder case.