The accused persons have been identified as Giridhari Mallick and Bishnu Mallick of Naupal village and Surendra Mallick of Mansada village.
It may be noted that one Surendra Das of Kalyanpur village was reported killed by sand mafia as he had been opposing illegal lifting of sand from the river. The miscreants hurled bombs at him on March 24. He died while being taken to the Binjharpur hospital.
While locals protested police inaction, the Jajpur SP conducted an internal inquiry and suspended Binjharpur IIC Kanduri Das for dereliction of duty. The police had been investing the bomb hurling and murder case since then.
Latest report said the three arrestees have been forwarded to the court.