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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Paradip, Dec 27:

Industrialist Mahimananda Mishra Managing Director of Odisha Stevedores Ltd and his aide Basant Kumar Bal were this evening shifted to the district headquarters hospital at Jagatsinghpur from the Samagola Jail after their health condition deteriorated, reports said.

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Both had complained of chest pain and were detected to be suffering from hypertension, reports added.

Bal was later shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack after his health condition deteriorated. He has been admitted to the medicine ward of the hospital.

Earlier in the day, Mishra and Bal, both accused in the murder of Seaways Shipping and Logistics Limited (SSLL) General Manager Mahendra Swain, were produced at the residential court of the JMFC Kujang amid tight security and were later sent to Samagola Jail on their bail pleas being rejected by the court.

Notably, the duo was on Monday brought to Bhubaneswar from Bangkok via Kolkata and later taken to Paradip by a six-member team of the Jagatsinghpur police.

They were detained at the Bangkok Immigration Centre after their arrest on Sunday by the Thai immigration police from a luxury hotel in Parthum area on advice of Odisha police and Interpol.

Mishra and Bal had managed to escape to Nepal from the country through open border where no passport and visa is needed and had then gone to Bangkok in Thailand through tourist visa where they were finally detained as Odisha police were tracking them through appropriate agencies.