BHUBANESWAR: In less than 24 hours of taking over the case, the Crime Branch of Odisha Police nabbed Sujit Sahu for uploading objectionable posts on students of Rama Devi Women’s University on social media on small hours of Tuesday.
Sahu, who runs Arohi Creations that had recently held a display picture contest on the social media, was arrested from an under-construction house in Cuttack’s Mahanga at about 3.30 am by a special investigation team.
After producing Sahu before a local court, the Crime Branch sought a three-day remand to elicit details of his activities and gather evidence. The court has granted the custody.
It was Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik who first broke the news of Sahu’s arrest on social media in the morning. On Monday, he had asked CB to investigate the case and take strong action against the culprit.
Special DG, Crime Branch BK Sharma said, Sahu will be brought in remand from Wednesday. “We will try to find out his modus operandi and if he was involved in similar activities in the past,” he said.
According to investigation, Sahu went to Angul after the controversy broke out and police went after him. He then contacted a friend who had an under-construction house in Mahanga where Sahu took shelter.
The challenge before CB will be to retrieve the posts which were deleted after the students of RD Women’s University began the protests. It will also have to find the universal resource locator (URL) of the posts.
Sahu, the preliminary probe revealed, was in contact with photo studios so that he could conduct photoshoots for modelling assignments.