Berhampur, June 30 (LocalWire): The Police have arrested a liquor trader Bhagaban Sahu alias Bhalu Sundhi of Sandhinuapalli on charges of murdering Congress candidate from Aska assembly constituency Manoj Kumar Jena.
The 46-year old Jena was killed while returning to Aska on 22 May at Berhampur when miscreants fired upon him and also slit his throat.
Sahu who is alleged to be the mastermind of the murder was absconding from the area since the incident occurred while the police had earlier arrested seven persons for their alleged involvement in the murder.
“We formed a special police team to nab Sahu and were able to successfully arrest him after a tip-off,” said Berhampur superintendent of police (SP) Pinak Mishra adding that the accused has been sent to judicial custody.
Police said previous enmity and business rivalry was the main reason behind the murder of Jena.