Anjana Mishra Gang Rape Case: CBI Team Meets CP For Details On ‘Silent Viper’
Bhubaneswar: A day after the Commissionerate Police managed a near impossible feat by arresting Biban Biswal alias BK, the prime accused in the sensational 1999 Anjana Mishra gang rape case on Monday, a two-member team comprising a CBI official and a lawyer called on Twin City Police Commissioner Sudhanshu Sarangi on Tuesday.
Though the visit by the Central agency official fuelled speculations about the purpose, the officials themselves tried to play it down by saying it was a ‘courtesy visit’.
Sources in the Commissionerate police however, said that the visit of the CBI official was well anticipated since the agency is probing the sensational case in which Biban was the prime accused who they had failed to nab in the last 22 years.
Sources said that following the success of the hunt, which the Sarangi had code named operation Silent Viper, the CBI has evinced keen interest in knowing the details as it might help them to identify those who had aided Biban’s escape from their dragnet.
In fact, following Biban’s disappearance, the CBI had announced cash reward for information on him.
Biban had not only managed to dodge the Central investigating agency for 22 long years but was leading a normal life in Maharashtra.
He had changed his name to Jalandhar Swain and was staying in Aamby Valley in Lonavala near Mumbai when he was picked by a team of Commissionerate Police with assistance of local cops.
He had managed to secure a permanent job, Aadhaar card and bank account there.
On Monday, the Commissionerate Police was successful in tracing Biban from his hiding in an operation that spanned for three months and brought him back to the city. He was later handed over to the CBI.