Bhubaneswar: Phulbani Town police today arrested former local MLA Debendra Kanhar and one of his associates on charges of loot and assault.
The duo has been forwarded to court.
According to reports, Kanhar and his associate an IRB jawan identified as Srinivasan Kanhar were apprehended from FCI Chowk area of Phulbani town. The duo has been booked under sections 170, 417, 419, 384, and 395 of IPC.
The former BJD MLA along with his four associates had allegedly thrashed and looted one Kamakshya Behera from Dhenkanal and his friends who were on a visit to Urmagarh in Kandhamal district on February 11.