No breakthrough in Puri lawyer murder

Puri: Police are yet to achieve any breakthrough in the brutal murder of lodge owner and advocate Chandan Behera, even after 48 hours of the incident.

According to police sources, the accused have been identified and two special teams have been formed which are conducting raids at various places to nab them.

On the other hand, the Puri Bar Association began its 3-day cease work protesting the deterioration in law and order situation in Puri town. Bar associations of different districts also supported the stir launched by the Puri bar.

Similarly, the High Court Bar Association also held 1-day cease-work demanding the arrest of the culprits.

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“Police is putting in all efforts to arrest the culprits. All the available telephone details and call records are being verified. Till now, we are not able to trace out the whereabouts of the assailants. We have formed two teams and are investigating the matter,” said Additional SP of Puri, Bana Bihari Sahoo.

“We launched a cease-work stir today and all the lawyers have boycotted court. We have also received support from the bar associations from across the State including the Orissa High Court,” said President of the Puri Bar Association, Premanand Mohanty.

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