Bhubaneswar: Hours after the detention of former MLA of Brajrajnagar, Anup Sai, in connection with a double-murder case, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today removed him from the chairmanship post of the State Warehousing Corporation.
Besides, the senior leader has also been expelled from the primary membership of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD).
The Chhattisgarh police on Wednesday night had picked Sai from Gandhi Chhak over his alleged involvement in the murder of a woman identified as Kalpana Das (32) and her 14-year-old daughter Pravati Das in April 16, 2016.
Their bodies were recovered from the neighbouring state.
Police had registered a case and initiated a probe into the matter. Since then, the investigation was underway. However, the Chhattisgarh police, after getting some clues, detained Sai for interrogation.
Reportedly, Sai has been taken to Chhattisgarh and is being questioned at Chakradharnagar police station, sources added.
From 2000, Anup Sai had won from the Brajrajnagar Assembly seat three-time in a row on Congress ticket. Later, he switched to BJD in 2014 elections and had a loss with a margin of few votes against BJP leader Radharani Panda. After that, Sai was posted as the chairman of the State Warehousing Corporation.
In a latest development, Chhattisgarh Police this evening confirmed that the former MLA has been arrested after a marathon interrogation.