Kendrapara, August 28 (LocalWire): Police today arrested a senior BJD leader and former councillor of Kendrapara municipality Sk Rehamat alias Saan on charges of shooting at BJP leader and vice-president of the district unit of VHP on 13 July in front of Gulanagar High School under Kendrapara Sadar police station.
Rehamat was produced in court at Kendrapada.
His bail application was rejected and he has been remanded to jail custody, police said.
Vivekananda Moharana was returning to his house at Gulanagar after attending an election meeting of BJP at Patkura on his motor cycle when four unidentified motorcycle-borne miscreants fired at him. Two bullets hit his abdomen.
‘The arrested BJD leader was the councillor of Ward no 12 from 2011 to 2016. He was the mastermind of the crime and has been booked under Sections 341, 307, 120 (B) and 34 of IPC and Sections 25 and 27 of Arms Act.
Earlier, police on 18 July had arrested Alok Mallick of Indupur village, Sk Sakir of Kendrapada town, Trilochana Mallick of Charigaon village and Sankar Sethi of Nembera village.
On 6 August, police also arrested gangster Usman Ali alias Tito’s aide Sk Mehetab of Jayapura village within Kendrapara town in this case, said Rajiv Lochan Panda the sub-divisional police officer, Kendrapada.