Puri triple murder was fallout of long-standing land dispute: Naveen

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Bhubaneswar: The triple murder at Sadanandpur village in Puri district was a fallout of a long-standing land dispute, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik told the Odisha Assembly today.

In his statement in the Assembly, the CM said, “In an unfortunate incident on July 14 three persons were murdered at Sadanandpur village in Puri district. In this connection, an FIR has been registered at Satayabadi Police Station. the police have taken prompt action for investigation of the case.”

“Six main accused persons have been apprehended so far. Vigorous efforts are being made to arrest the other absconding accused persons,” he added.

Patnaik said adequate force has been deployed in the area to maintain order and also to give protection to the families of the victims. “Initial investigation has revealed that the victims and accused persons live in the same locality and are distantly related to each other,” he said in his statement.

He further said the Police have been taking prompt action in all reported heinous offences including the arrest of accused persons. Special drives are being conducted regularly against criminals indulging in organised crimes.

The CM said the law and order situation in the state has largely remained peaceful. There has been a significant improvement in the Left Wing Extremist scenario in the State.

“Recently, the simultaneous elections were conducted peacefully due to proper security arrangements. During Cyclone Fani Police have not only successfully maintained law and order in the affected areas but also assisted in relief and restoration activities,” the CM stated.

“My Government is fully committed to protect the life and property of all the citizens and ensure the maintenance of law and order in the State,” he added.

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