Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Dhenkanal, Feb 10:

The Dhenkanal police today took Byomkesh Biswal, prime accused in the murder of BJP activist Salman Rout at Tarabha village in the district, on a 2-day remand again for further interrogation.

Police had earlier taken him on a 2-day remand on February 7 after getting permission from Dhenkanal Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate (SDJM) court.

Byomkesh’s cousin Trayambak Biswal was yesterday arrested for his alleged complicity in the case.

On the other hand, state DGP KB Singh has informed media that Crime Branch would probe into the incident.

Worth mentioning, Salman Rout was shot at by unidentified miscreants on February 4 night following which he was admitted to Dhenkanal District Headquarters Hospital in a profusely bleeding condition. However, he succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment at the hospital.

Two groups had clashed in the village over putting up of posters for the upcoming three-tier panchayat polls in the state. It was alleged that Byomkesh, an OSAP jawan posted in Keonjhar, pumped bullets into Salman’s chest from point-blank range.

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