“Considering the nature of allegation and gravity of the offence, I am not inclined to release the petitioner on bail. Accordingly, the bail petition of the petitioner Niranjan Sethi being devoid of merit stands rejected. The bail application is disposed of accordingly,” Bhadrak District and Sessions Judge said.
Several documents and official items believed to be having significance to the investigation in the sensational murder case of cameraman Manas Swain have allegedly been taken away from the residence of the prime accused Sharmistha Rout by her sister-in-law.
Though the hide and seek game is being seen as a time-buying tactic by key suspects to erase the crime trail, police expect a breakthrough in the next 48 hours
2019 CAG report on I&PR department had listed 17 officials whose Service Books not properly maintained. Sethi figured prominently in the list