CUTTACK: Miscreants on Thursday hurled bombs at the house of one of the three persons who were acquitted in Seikh Bazaar Puja Committee secretary Keshab Chandra Behera alias Keshia murder case recently, fuelling fears of re-ignition of gang war in the city.
Four bombs were hurled at the houses of Prakash Behera alias Chakuli and his uncle at Sheikh Bazaar in the morning. Chakuli was acquitted along with two others, Dinabandhu Behera and Abdul alias Muna Laden, while eight others have been convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment by the trial court on May 20.
Though no one was injured in the incident, it is suspected to be a revenge attack. Tension continued to prevail in the area throughout the day even as armed police have been deployed to prevent any flare up.
Kehsab was gunned down on the morning of July 8, 2013 near his home. As many as five bullets were pumped into Keshia from close range near Sheikh Bazaar Puja Mandap when he was going towards Chandi Mandir Chhak.
The murder was stated to be a fallout of auctioning of shops of Chandi Mandir as well as vehicle stands of Balijatra fair and Barabati Stadium. The Tito gang had eyed to snatch the deals from Keshab and had been successful in taking over the cycle stand. Their attempts to get hands on Chandi mandir shops was not successful and they had decided to eliminate Keshab.