The FIR filed by slain Kulamani’s son Ramakant Baral figures the name of Bhikari Swain on the top. Police arrested Bhikari from Rourkela. With this, the Mahanga police arrested a total of eight accused persons in the case against 13 named in the FIR. The name of Minister Pratap Jena is listed at serial no. 13 in the FIR, said sources.
The BJP has been demanding arrest of all accused named in the FIR. Besides, the party has also demanded ouster of Minister Jena from the Naveen Patnaik's Cabinet.
By now, the party has already gheraoed all blocks in Cuttack district, SP offices and the DGP office in Cuttack demanding arrest of all the accused named in the FIR. The party has been alleging that Kulamani and Dibyasingha were killed for raising voice against irregularities in allotment of PMAY houses and other corruption practices in the Mahanga area.
Receiving a memorandum from a BJP team two days back, DGP reportedly assured them that investigation in the double murder would be completed in 10 days time.