Paradip : Police on Friday arrested Congress strongman Bapi Sarkhel on charges of murder of Seaways Shipping General Manager, Mahendra Swain.
Sarkhel who surrendered before paradip police earlier on the evening was produced before Kujang JMFC and then sent to jail after his bail plea was quashed.
Earlier the police had issued lookout circular against Sarkhel for having nexus with Rakesh Choubey the prime accused in the murder.
Based on information provided by Rakesh, who was arrested on Thursday police had raided Sarkhel’s office and two other places while seizing important documents.
Earlier today Choubey and others involved in the murder namely Riyasat Hussain, Mohammed Samim, Siba and Manoj Gochhayat were sent to Kujang jail.