The two arrested persons have been identified as Jagannath Sarangi and Ashok Upaddhyay.
Addressing a Press conference, the CB personnel said they have appealed to the court to bring the arrested persons on a seven-day remand for further questioning.
It may be noted that Palei, a 22-year-old Personal Assistance of former Brahamagiri MLA and present State Planning Board Deputy Chairman Sanjay Dasburma, was found dead under mysterious circumstances at Nuanai near his native village Sanabandhakera under Brahmagiri block on December 13.
On a complaint filed by the deceased’s family, the Puri Sadar police registered a murder case and started an investigation. But DGP Abhay handed over the investigation to the State Crime Branch two days after the incident.
A four-member CB team led by DSP Sisir Kumar Mishra is investigating the case.