Police bring Mahima, aide to Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police on Monday brought Seaways Shipping and Logistics Limited (SSLL) general manager Mahendra Swain murder accused Mahimananda Mishra and his aide Basant Bal to Bhubaneswar this evening.

Police sources said both were taken directly from the airport to Capital Hospital for health check up.

Police later took the duo to Paradeep after the doctors confirmed that their health condition was all right.

Earlier in the evening Director General of Police (DGP) KB Singh informed that both will be produced in court soon after their arrival in Odisha.

“Our special team has brought Mahima and his aide Basant Bal from Thailand to Bhubanewar via Kolkata and they will be produced before court soon after their arrival in Bhubaneswar”, Singh told media.

One of the richest businessmen of Odisha, Mishra had masterminded to gun down the top executive of the Hyderabad based SSLL by help of contract criminals over an alleged business rivalry between SSLL and Mishra’s Odisha Stevedores Limited (OSL).

Police said as many as 12 agencies helped the investigating team to arrest the duo.

“This is probably first ever international mission for Odisha Police. Odisha police is thankful to following department/agencies for their cooperation at various levels directly or indirectly”, said Singh in a statement yesterday.

Meanwhile, in a related development, the Jagatsinghpur District Court rejected the bail plea of Congress leader Bapi Sarkhel.