Two more held for BJD leader murder

Berhampur: Two more persons were arrested on Sunday in connection with the murder of a local BJD leader in Ganjam district last month, the police said.

Satrughna Swain and Ranjan Swain of Haripur were arrested in a joint raid by Badagada police and Crime Branch sleuths from different places for their involvement in the murder of Congress Nayak.

Satrughna, one of the main accused in the incident, was nabbed from Taptapani, while Ranjan was arrested from Balugaon when he was trying to flee to Asnasol in West Bengal, the sources said.

Nayak was murdered at Haripur village in Badagada police station on February 5 during a violence before the panchayat polls.

With arrest of these two, total number of arrests in this case rose to five.