Balasore: A police havildar was today arrested for his alleged links with drug peddler Sk. Raja who was arrested by the Special Task Force (STF) of Crime Branch on Sunday.
The accused, Ranjan Sahu, havildar of Sahadevkhunta Bicharganj Police outpost was placed under suspension two days ago for his alleged link with Raja.
Police said that the arrested havildar helped Raja in evading arrest in recent past. “ During interrogation, Raja claimed to have paid huge money to Sahu as protection money,” said a police official.
The STF has arrested Raja from Khandagiri area in Bhubaneswar on Sunday and has seized Rs 1 lakh cash, one pistol loaded with live ammunition, six mobile phones ATM cards and other incriminating materials from his possession.