Saswat Singhdeo

Jagatsinghpur: Business tycoon Mahimananda Mishra today surrendered before the Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) court in Kujang in connection with Mahendra Swain murder case.

Mishra surrendered before the Court after the Supreme Court yesterday rejected the bail granted to him by the Orissa High Court. The Apex Court had also ordered to take him into custody.

Mishra, who is the founder and managing director of Odisha Stevedores Limited (OSL), a stevedore giant of the country, was arrested from Thailand for allegedly masterminding the murder of Swain, a top executive of Hyderabad-based stevedoring company Seaways Shipping and Logistics Limited (SSLL), on October 26, 2016 in Paradip.

Earlier on July 16 this year, the Orissa High Court had granted conditional bail to Mishra in Press Chowk bomb hurling and Paradip Tarinigada firing cases.

The bail was given on condition that Mahima would submit two sureties of Rs 1 lakh each.