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Police Raids Businessman Mahimananda Mishra’s OSL Office After Murder Allegations

**Paradip:** After issuing a lookout notice against noted Odia businessman Mahimananda Mishra in a murder case, the police has today raided his Odisha Stevedores Limited office in Badapadia,Paradip.

The investigating officers have conducted search inside Mishra’s chamber in the office.

Sources say police raid has also been conducted at the residence of OSL employee Basant Bal, a co-accused in the murder case. His nursing home situated at Tarinibeda is also being raided.

According to the sources, the personal accounts in Bank Of India of the three employees named in the FIR- Basant Kumar Bal, Subash Acharya and Devi Tripathy have been sealed.

On 26th of October, the General Manager of Seaways and Logistics Limited (SSLL) Mahendra Swain was shot dead by hired goons. The slain GM”s brother Raj Kishore Swain had lodged an FIR in Paradip police station that he suspected the role of Mahimananda Mishra and three of his employees in OSL involvement behind the murder of his brother.

Basing on the FIR police had registered a case of murder and issued look-out notices against Mahimananda and his three employees- Basant Kumar Bal, Subash Acharya and Devi Tripathy.

The victim’s family had alleged that the Paradip police seems to be under pressure not to take action against Mahimananda Mishra though there are enough direct evidence against the noted Odia businessman over the murder.

According to top police sources Mahimananda Mishra will be questioned soon by police in the murder case, but the police is first zeroing in on the contractual killers who carried out the murder at Paradip. According to police sources Mahimananda Mishra will be questioned immediately after the contractual killers are arrested which the police claim would be happening soon.

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