Reported by Malay Ray
Rourkela, June 8:
Swami Tejamaya, the anti-cow trafficking activist, who was arrested by the Brahmapur police in Odisha’s Ganjam district last night, was remanded to judicial custody by the Additional Sessions Court, Baliguda in Kandhamal district today.
Sources said the Brahmapur Town Police, after arresting Tejamaya and taking him on transit remand from Sundargarh police last night, produced him before the Additional Sessions Court at Baliguda this afternoon. The court later remanded him to judicial custody after rejecting his bail petition.
It may be mentioned that the activist, after his release on bail by the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate in Sundargarh on Saturday, had threatened to deploy Parsuram Sena if the district administration failed to stop cow slaughter and trafficking in the district.
Following the threat, police detained him the next day.
Briefing newsmen, Sundargarh SP R Prakash had informed that Tejamaya was involved in seven criminal cases including robbery, murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping, snatching etc in Ganjam and Phulbani districts. He had also managed to escape from jail. Besides, a non-bailable warrant had been issued in his name in 2011 for his attempt to kill Baliguda ASI Mamata Pati, he added.