Three arrested in the murder of the RTI activist Krupasindhu Sahu
Parliamentary Affairs Minister of Odisha Bikram Keshari Arukh informed the state assembly that three persons - Sushila Pani (mother of the prime accused Kartik Pani), Pratap Kumar Jena and Manju Sahu - have been arrested in relation to the murder of Krupasindhu Sahu of Niali (District Cuttack). He was a making statement on behalf of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. He further informed that the arrested have been sent to the court while efforts are to arrest the prime accused Kartik Pani are in progress. Kartik is involved in at least five other criminal cases while he has completed a jail term in one case. The state government has handed over the case to the Crime Branch of police.
The issue of Sahu’s murder was raised in Odisha state Assembly on Saturday with Opposition alleging the involvement of the ruling party in the killing of the RTI activist for his attempt to expose corruption.