Bhubaneswar: In a major breakthrough in Tamando firing incident, Commissionerate police today arrested the prime accused Bapi Patnaik from Paradip.
A youth identified as Abhijit Behera was allegedly shot by Bapi and four others over suspected part rivalry on March 15 near Tomando.
Acting on a tip off, the team including special squad of the Commissionerate police nabbed Bhismajit Patnaik alias Bapi from Paradip with seizure of a 9-mm pistol and 2 rounds of live bullets from his possession.and registered a case against him under section 302, 307, 341, 323, 294, 506, 34 of IPC and 25, 27 of Arms Act.
Earlier police had arrested his parents and a related of the prime accused Bapi on charges of inducing to commit the crime.
“We have managed to arrest the prime accused of the firing incident while three persons were earlier nabbed in connection with the case. The investigation is still on,” said Commissioner of Police, YB Khurania.