Sarmistha Rout, the main accused in the sensational murder of cameraman Manas Swain and her associate Jhuna Bhoi were sent to 14-day judicial custody following completion of their police remand on Thursday.
The mother of Nayagarh cameraman Manas Swain on Monday demanded that the probe into his son's death must be handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) alleging involvement of some influential persons in the crime.
A resident of Palaspur village under Chandbali police limits in Bhadrak district has claimed that he had witnessed Sarmistha Rout and her henchmen kidnapping cameraman Manas Swain on February 6.
The security guard deployed at Sky Tower residential apartment near Hi-Tech Plaza square under Airfield Police limits in Bhubaneswar said that arrested I&PR Director, Niranjan Sethi was a regular at the office-cum-residence of Sarmistha Rout, key wanted accused in the sensational cameraman Manas Swain murder case.
Demanding immediate arrest of all the accused, Manas' wife also threatened to kill herself in front of the residence of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik if justice is not served to her
The sensational murder case of Nayagarh cameraman Manas Swain seems to be gradually opening the lid over a box-full of secrets -from the disappearance of the lensman to revelation about his murder and a web portal operator's alleged sleazy activities.