Sambalpur, Nov 27:
According to sources, Nayak was a student of GM College, Sambalpur, who went on to become the general secretary of the Students Union of the college.
While he was general secretary of the union, he came in contact with senior BJD leader and former Sports and Youth Affairs minister Debasis Nayak through a senior lecturer of the college who had once taught Debasis. Subhankar soon became very close to Debasis.
It was Nayak, who brought Subhankar’s to Bhubaneswar, where his fortunes changed dramatically.
Sources said he had unrestricted entry to the house of former BJD leader and Rajya Sabha member Pyari Mohan Mohapatra, who was the second-in-command in the BJD at that time.
Besides, he had close contacts with a senior IPS officer and former DIG, Northern Range and a former collector of Sambalpur. Two other IPS officers, who, during their tenure as SDPO and additional SP in Sambalpur, were also very close to Nayak.
It is also said that the wife of a senior IPS officer had adopted Subhankar as her foster brother (dharma bhai).