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Firing on Railway official: Odisha builder sent on 3-day police remand

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Reported by Santosh Jagdev
Bhubaneswar, Jun 5:

A trial court in Odisha’s Capital city allowed Commissionerate Police to take Managing Director (MD) of ARSS Subash Agarwal, the alleged mastermind int he May 30 firing on a senior railway official, on a 3-day remand for further interrogation into the case on Thursday evening.

ARSS head Subash Agarwal being taken away by police after his arrest on Sunday in connection with the firing on senior Railway official Ajay Kumar on Saturday (OST Photo)
ARSS head Subash Agarwal being taken away by police after his arrest on Sunday in connection with the firing on senior Railway official Ajay Kumar on Saturday
(OST Photo)

Police will take Agarwal into its custody on Friday after producing the court’s order to the Jharpada jail authority.

On June 2, the commissionerate police had filed a petition in the court seeking to take the accused on a five-day remand.

Twin city Commissioner of Police Dr RP Sharma had said, “We are still investigating the case and trying to figure out the culprits behind the attack. After taking Agarwal into our custody, we will try to extract information from him about the three goons he had hired to attack Kumar. We strongly suspect Agarwal paid a hefty sum to the anti-socials to attack the railway officer.”

Police on Sunday had arrested Subash Agarwal for allegedly issuing the order for the attack on Joint General Manager (JGM) of Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL), Ajay Kumar near Shree Vihar here to his associates.

Meanwhile Chandrasekharpur police have reportedly detained two persons in connection with the firing case.

Though the police did not divulge the details of the detainees, they said interrogation is on to ascertain the facts behind the firing.

Agarwal ordered the attack on Kumar, who had imposed heavy fines on ARSS for irregularities in the Sukinda-Angul Railway project work, which had been sublet to it by the Ghaziabad based Woodhill-Hillway, police sources had said.

Notably, Kumar was fired at by three bike-born unidentified assailants while he was going to his home in Shree Vihar at about 2 pm on Saturday. He, however, escaped unhurt as the bullets fired missed him and hit his car instead.