ROURKELA: With the five-day remand of dreaded PLFI leader Barud Gope in Jharkhand's Simdega police custody ending on Thursday, Sundargarh district police is preparing ground to bring him here in connection with the beheading of a rural businessman at Raiboga in Sundargarh district.
Gope and two of his aides were arrested by Jharkhand police from a forest at Kolebira in Simdega on July 10 and three rifles besides 70 rounds of bullets were seized.
Before his arrest Gope was leading the outfit in Sundargarh side of the border. In fact, after encounter killing of PLFI's local area commander Jaidhar Gope and arrest of Jaidhar's aide Santu Badaik by Bisra police in Sundargarh in April 2014, Gope had replaced Jaidhar.
During a midnight raid on August 1, 2014, Gope and his aides beheaded businessman Sindhu Sagar Das and placed the head on the body for display on the road intersection of Raiboga to create terror.
Birmitrapur SDPO A Rana said necessary measures are being taken to bring Gope on remand for Raiboga murder.
Meanwhile, Bisra police on Wednesday forwarded one Irfan Ansari of Nuagaon block to court after he made an extortion demand to a rural businessman on behalf of PLFI, while two others, Shravan Sahu and Rehmat Ansari, were sent to jail for supply of mobile SIM cards to Irfan.