Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Brahmapur, Mar 9:
The Odisha police today took former Congress legislator from Sanakhemundi Ramesh Jena on a remand for five days for further investigation.
The local police on Tuesday had moved the Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate (SDJM) court here to take Jena on a 14-day remand for interrogation.
However, the court late in the evening yesterday allowed the police to take the former MLA on a five day remand while permitting his family members and lawyer to meet him for half an hour every day during the remand period.
Sources said police today amidst tight security escorted Jena from the Brahmapur circle jail to Gopalpur police station for questioning. Jena’s counsel Nirmal Sahu today met him at the Gopalpur police station premises.
The former MLA has been charged for illegal possession of firearms, hurling of bombs, criminal conspiracy and harbouring of criminal. He will be quizzed in connection with these charges during the remand period, police sources said.
Jena was arrested by the police on March 6.
Notably, the Congress leader has been booked under Sec 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder), 25 of Arms Act, 436 (Mischief by fire or explosive substance with intent to destroy house) and 212 (harbouring offender) of IPC.