Cuttack: Congress leader Bapi Sarkhel, who was in Choudwar jail for since last five months for allegedly having connection with Seaways Shipping GM Mahendra Swain murder case in Paradip, today alleged BJD vice-president and Excise Minister Damodar Rout for being the main conspirator behind his arrest.
“Dama Rout, being my political opponent had conspired against me a month before the arrest. He had written to Jagatsingpur SP regarding this and however his conspiracy succeeded against me before Panchayat elections”, he said this soon after being released from jail.
“Anyway I walked out of the jail with the blessings of Mahaprabhu. The court has delivered justice to me”, he added
Sarkhel has been granted conditional bail by the Orissa High Court on Monday against two bailers and surety of 1 lakh each.
Notably, Sarkhel had surrendered before the Jagatsinghpur SP in November last year after a look out notice was issued against him in connection with the high profile murder case that took place in October 26 last year.