Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Cuttack, Aug 30:
Twin City commissionerate police today arrested three more youths in connection with the hurling of crackers at the residence of Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) honorary secretary Asirbad Behera in the Deer Park area here on Friday, taking the total number of arrested to four, informed Dr R P Sharma, twin city police commissioner.
“We have arrested four, including three more youths today, in connection with the hurling of crackers at the residence of Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) secretary Ahirbad Behera’s residence. Investigations have revealed that the incident is connected with an extortion racket controlled from Choudwar jail whose mastermind is presently lodged there. Still we are on the lookout for the three others who are still at large,” said Dr R P Sharma, twin city police commissioner.
It may be recalled that three unidentified bike-borne miscreants hurled crude bombs at Behera’s residence near Deer Park in Madhusudan Nagar area before fleeing. However, no damage to life or property was reported.
CCTV footage of the incident revealed that two persons with bombs in their hands hurled them from outside Behera’s residence. After executing their plan, the duo sped away on a motorcycle driven by a man waiting some distance away.
“I don’t have enmity with any person and I cannot tell who could be behind the incident,” Behera had said on the day the incident took place.