Cameraman Manas Murder Case: Crime Branch seeks Court’s permission to conduct TI parade

Bhubaneswar: The Crime Branch has sought the court’s permission for custodial interrogation of two accused and TI parade of five accused, informed ADG Sanjeeb Panda.

The statements of three witnesses had been recorded earlier and the statement of another witness is being recorded today.

The car used in the Manas’s murder has been captured by a CCTV camera at a toll gate near Bandal under Tangi police limits of Cuttack district.

The car crossed the toll to go towards Chandikhol at around 12.08 am on February 9 and returned at around 1.59 am.

Earlier on April 1, Sarmistha Rout confessed to having kidnapped and killed the Manas Swain.

She kidnapped Manas from Palaspur of Chandbali on March 7 with the help of Ranjan Nayak, Jhuna Bhoi, Bhagyadhar Nayak, and Nilu.

They brought him to Dayal Ashram in Bhubaneswar and assaulted him brutally until his death. Later, they disposed of the body in Ranpur Badhipatana.

She also recreated the crime scenes at different places including Ranpur Badhipatana, where Manas’s body was buried.

Prior to that, the accused Ranjan confessed to having kidnapped Manas from Palaspur under Chandbali police limits in Bhadrak in Sarmistha’s car and brought him to Dayal Ashram under Airfield Police Station in Bhubaneswar.

After disposal of the dead body, the accused people went to a place located on the side of Daitari –Paradeep express Highway about two kilometers from Chandikhole where they burnt the belongings of Manas including one mobile earphone, one pair of footwear of Manas, and a jute sack in which they had wrapped the dead body and saree following which they had thrown the weapons used for digging and burring the dead body in the nearby bush. The shreds of evidence were retrieved from the crime locations with the help of Ranjan.


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