Reported by Santosh Jagdev
Bhubaneswar, Jul 29:
Khordha District and Sessions Judge court here today granted Commissionerate Police to take Rajendra Barik alias Raju and his brother Jaya Barik on a three-day remand for questioning in the sensational Dillip Nayak murder case which took place near Patrapada on the outskirts of Odisha capital on June 18.
The police would question Barik and his brother about intention behind the killing Dillip, whereabouts of other associates, sequences of the committed crime and the person who fired the bullets at the deceased.
A special team of Commissionerate Police had arrested Barik from the backyard of a relative’s house of the accused in Khandapada of Nayagarh district late on Monday night.
Barik was sent to Jharpada jail here on Tuesday after a local court rejected the bail petition of the accused.
Meanwhile, the police team have launched a manhunt to nab the other 22 accused involved in the case.
Police have so far arrested four persons, including Raju and his elder brother Jaya Barik in the murder case.
It may be noted that the 35-year-old contractor Dillip Nayak was shot dead by rival Raju’s group near a construction site behind the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Patrapada under Khandagiri police station on June 18.