Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Paradip, Jan 1:
Paradip police today took Odisha Stevedores Limited (OSL) Managing Director Mahimananda Mishra aka Mahima Mishra on a four-day remand from today.
According to sources, Mishra is being taken to Paradip from Samagol Jail by the police for interrogation in connection with the murder of Seaways Shipping and Logistics Private Limited (SSPL) General Manager Mahendra Swain.
The Kujang JMFC court on Thursday had permitted the Paradip police to take Mahima Mishra on remand from January 1 to 4.
Mishra’s 4-day remand period which was scheduled to begin on Thursday last was put on hold by the police on health grounds.
Notably, Mishra and firm’s Executive Director Basant Kumar Bal, both accused in Swain’s murder were brought to Bhubaneswar on December 26 and later taken to Paradip by a six-member team of the Jagatsinghpur police from Bangkok via Kolkata.
Both were detained at the Bangkok Immigration Centre after their arrest by the Thai immigration police from a luxury hotel in Parthum area on the advice of Odisha police and Interpol.
Mishra and Bal had managed to escape to Nepal through open border where no passport and visa is needed and then gone to Bangkok in Thailand through tourist visa where they were finally detained as Odisha police were tracking them through appropriate agencies.
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.