Niladri Bije fiasco: 8 servitors declared ‘absconders’

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Puri: The district police today declared eight servitors, including Damodara Mahasuara and his brother Jayakrusna Mahasuara, accused of manhandling and misbehaving with the Puri Collector during the Niladri Bije on July 17 and issued posters containing their photos at various places.

The move comes after the district police secured non-bailable warrants (NBWs) against six servitors from the Puri SDJM court. The cops identified two others from the video footage available with them.

Puri SP Sarthak Sarangi said, “The NBWs against six absconding servitors have been received. We will issue posters with photographs of eight servitors as they are evading arrest and are not in Puri. We are also conducting raids in Bhubaneswar.”

He added the Crime Branch will be asked to circulate the posters as the absconders might have gone outside the State.

Besides, the cops have arrested two more servitors, Surya Narayan Pujapanda and Brundabana Pujapanda, on the basis of the video footage in connection with the collector misbehaviour case. Till now 12 servitors have been arrested in the case.

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