Bomb hurled at Athagarh MLA’s house over previous enmity says Cuttack DCP

Cuttack: Previous enmity was the reason behind the bomb hurling incident at the house of Athagarh MLA Ranendra Pratap Swain on Monday night, informed Cuttack DCP Sanjeev Arora in a Press Meet today.

Arora said that the accused took this step over previous enmity with the MLA’s nephew Amarendra Swain. The accused Riyaz Khan of Oriya Bazar and Naim Baksh of Diwan Bazaar have been arrested by the police. Two live bombs and one motorcycle have also been seized from them.

Talking to media persons the DCP said, “The two main accused have been arrested, they are Riyaz Khan alias Gutu and Naim Baksh. Both are residents of Lalbagh area and they have been forwarded to court. In preliminary investigation we found they had a scuffle with the nephew of the MLA that led to the attack, but we are yet to verify all the facts.”

It may be mentioned that the accused had hurled bombs at the house of MLA Swain at Chandini Chowk square in the city on late Monday night. The bombers had arrived on a bike and had managed to flee the spot soon after committing the crime. No loss of property had been reported.

The police had initiated an investigation after a case had been lodged at Lalbagh Police Station.