Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Paradip, Jan 4:

Odisha Stevedores Limited (OSL) Managing Director Mahimananda Mishra was today grilled by Paradip police over the Jalaram Transport firing case on the last day of his 4-day remand.


According to reports, Mishra was interrogated by senior officials of Paradip police and officer in charge of Koliari police station in Angul.

The OSL chief was yesterday grilled by Odisha Crime Branch officials over his alleged involvement in the kidnapping of Paradip-based JM Bakshi company’s manager Pratap Chandra Das in 1995.

Notably, the Kujang JMFC court had allowed Paradip police to take Mishra on a 4-day remand from January 1 for further interrogation in connection with the murder of Seaways Shipping and Logistics Private Limited (SSPL) General Manager Mahendra Swain.

It may be recalled here that on October 26 shots were fired at Mahendra Swain near Ambedkar Bhawan at Madhuban Colony in Paradip. Two miscreants had hurled crude hand bombs at the SUV in which Swain was travelling. While Swain was fleeing to save his life after alighting from the vehicle, miscreants fired two rounds at him leading to his death.

Seven persons have been arrested by the police in connection with Swain’s murder so far. They are Rakesh Choubey, Riyasat Hussain alias Riyaz, Mohammad Shamim, Manoj Gochhayat, Shiba, Arindam alias Bapi Sarkhel and Sushant Sethy.

According to the police, Rakesh Choubey had received Rs 12 lakh cash in advance from OSL in September 2016 to execute Swain. Choubey through his associates got Swain killed on October 26 this year.