Khurda: Criminal Investigation Department of Crime Branch arrested five persons of Nirakarpur area in connection with the murder of BJP Khurda Mandal president Manguli Jena on the night of April 14.
The arrested persons are Dibyalochan Gajendra, Simanchal Badajena, Papin Kumar Dalasinghray, Chandrakanta Pradhan and lspat Moharana.
As per the press release by Crime Branch, the five persons had fired five to six rounds of ammunitions on Manguli Jena in September 2016. As a result, Jena had sustained gunshot injuries on his both the legs and was shifted to Hospital with the help of local people. After the attack on Manguli Jena in 2016, the assailants had absconded and they were not traceable for last 2 and half years.
After taking over Investigation of both the cases, two special teams of CID CB were formed. The Investigation of the April 2019 murder case was entrusted to DSP P.K.Rath and Investigation of 2016 case was entrusted to DSP P.K.Bisoyi.
There are as many as 17 cases against Dibyalochan Gajendra, 11 cases against Simanchala Badjena, 4 Cases against Papin Dalsinghrai, 2 cases against Chandrakanta Padhan and 3 cases against lspat Maharana.
All the five accused persons have been forwarded to the Court of JMFC, Tangi today and a prayer has also been submitted to take the accused for remand for further investigation and collection of other vital clues.
Investigation of the other case relating to murder of Manguli Jena is also under probe.