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Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar:  Close on the heels of the brutal murder of Mahendra Swain, General Manager of Seaways Shipping and Logistics Private Limited (SSPL) who was shot dead by two unidentified miscreants in the morning hours on October 26, police today cancelled the firearm license of noted industrialist and chairman of Odisha Stevedores Ltd (OSL) Mahimananda Mishra and his son Charchit.

Informing the media this afternoon, Police Commissioner YB Khurania said a team of Jagatsinghpur Police today inspected the helicopter of the OSL chairman at the Biju Patnaik International Airport here.

“If necessary, police might seize the helicopter and cancel its license”, he added.

Notably, police has issued lookout circular against the OSL chairman.

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Notably, Swain was shot dead by two unidentified miscreants near Ambedkar Bhawan at around 9.30 am on October 26 when he was on his way to his office in a Scorpio SUV.

Four weeks after the incident, police on November 17 confirmed the involvement of OSL in the brutal murder with the arrested of five persons including the prime accused Rakesh Choubey of Jamshedpur.

Informing the media, IG, Central Range, Soumendra Priyadarshi said five persons including prime accused Rakesh Choubey of Jamshedpur have been arrested. While Riasat Hussein of Jamshedpur hurled bombs and fired at Swain, Mohammed Samim of Jharkhand helped Hussein to execute the plans. Besides, Shiva and Manoj Gochhayat of Cuttack were also involved in the murder case.

Though the Central Range IG declined to disclose much about the crime plot due to the sensitivity of the case, he, however, said the accused had several rounds of meeting in Jamshedpur, Kolkata and Cuttack and hatched a plot to eliminate Swain.

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