Ganjam/Bhubaneswar, 22/09/2017 ( Odisha Samachar / Abhisek Mohanty )- : Eight persons have been arrested in connection Chhatrapur Councillor Laxmidutta Pradhan murder case.
Ganjam police identified those arrested as Surjya Kumar Nayak, Pravat Kumar Nayak, N. Ishwar Reddy, Kuna Nayak, Jiten Kumar Nayak, Prashant Swain, Prem Kumar Nayak and Sushil Nayak.
“The accused, who had been absconding since the incident that took place on September 16, were arrested after conducting raids at different places. Three motorcycles, a car and some weapons used in the crime were seized from them”, informed Ganjam SP Asish Singh at a press conference on Friday.
However, the murder was the fallout of an old enmity, he added.
A group of miscreants had barged into the Councillor’s house near LIC
Colony at Chhatrapur and attacked him with sharp weapons on September 16. His brother was also injured in the attack.