STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE
Cuttack, 8 July
Cuttack police today arrested five persons in connection with the murder of Keshab Behera, secretary of the Seikh Bazar puja committee.
Police said the murder seems to be a case of of gang war and linked to auction of shops and cycle stand , said police sources.
The accused have been identified as Biswantha Behera, Keshav Behera, Debraj Behrea, Prakash Behera and Sk Laden.
“It is suspected that Keshab was killed over the auction of shops at Chandi Mandir, which the associates of Kendrapara based gangster Tito wanted to gain control of,” said DCP (Cuttack), Praveen Kumar.
Behera was controlling the auction of shops at the place and cycle stands at the Bali Yatra as well as cricket fixtures at Barabati Stadium.
DGP Prakash Mishra said the murder was the outcome of gang rivalry. Two firearms and live ammunition have been recovered from the five arrested miscreants, he added.
It may be recalled that the city was shocked at the daring broad daylight murder yesterday. Four miscreants had pumped bullets on Keshab Behera near his house and escaped.
Cuttack city was terror struck as miscreants committed another murder at Kalyan Nagar yesterday killing Maheswar Jena. In the third incident unidentified miscreants had hurled bombs at a building near Balu Bazar.