Bhubaneswar: Spelling more trouble for business tycoon Mahimananda Mishra, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has registered a case against him under Money Laundering Act.
ED has also registered cases against 10 others including Odisha Stevedores Limited (OSL) and Congress leader Bapi Sarkhel.
Both Mahimananda Mishra and Bapi Sarkhel are the co-accused in the high-profile murder of Mahendra Swain, general manager of Hyderabad based Seaways Shipping and Logistics Limited (SSL) in October last year.
Sources said, the Enforcement Directorate is likely to serve notice to both Mishra and Sarkhel to appear for investigation into their alleged ‘illegal financial’ transactions.
As per preliminary investigation of Odisha Police, miscreants had hurled bombs on Swain’s vehicle and gunned him down at Paradip on October 26, 2016.
Police attributed the cause of Swain’s murder to business rivalry between Mahima’s Odisha Stevedores Limited (OSL) and Seaways Shipping and Logistics.
Mahimananda Mishra and his associate Basant Bal were arrested from Bangkok on December 25, 2016. Though the court had granted bail to Mishra, he is still in judicial custody and lodged at Choudwar jail as he is yet to get bail in another bombing case in Cuttack.