Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Paradip, Nov 19:

The Paradip police today took Rakesh Chaubey, prime accused in the murder of Seaways Group General Manager Mahendra Swain, on a 3-day remand for further interrogation.


Chaubey, hailing from Jamshedpur, and four others were arrested on Thursday for their alleged involvement in the murder. All of them were sent to Kujanga Sub Jail after rejection of their bail plea by court.

Sources said, Chaubey had received Rs 12 lakh from industrialist Mahimananda Mishra-owned Odisha Stevedores Limited (OSL) to arrange a contract killer for Swain’s murder. Chaubey had reportedly engaged one Riyasat Hussain of Jamshedpur to kill Swain.

It may be recalled here that on October 26 shots were fired at 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 himself after alighting from the vehicle, miscreants fired two rounds at him leading to his death.