JAGATSINGHPUR May 16. Police on Monday arrested about 9 Naba Nirman Krushak Sangathan [NNKS] activists and forwarded them to court following charges against them violating public orders and disobedience during their anti farmer stir conducted in front of collector office here on 12 May.
Report said that basing on an FIR lodged in Jagatsinghpur police station by Santosh Kumar Sahoo, a deputy collector of civil administration stating that the NNKS activists had created public hindrance and violated law during their agitation, police had registered a case bearing no 146/2016 against NNKS district coordinator Rashmi Ranjan Swain and its leaders Nitya Nanda Panda, Abhaya Swain and others under section 143/147/341/342/353/186 and 149 IPC and had launched a manhunt arresting the accused persons.
While cops earned success on Sunday night arrested Abhya Swain and Prafulla Biswal from Jagatsinghpur, Surendra Rout and Sarat Chandra Mohapatra from Baragola village under Raghunathpur area, Gunanidhi Sahoo from Baisi mouza area under Biridi block, Durga Charan Swain and Dharmananda Rout from Balikuda area and other two persons from Naugaon block.
Soon after the arrest all the accused persons were presented in SDJM, Jagatsinghpur court on Monday and the court sent them judicial custody after rejecting their bail pleas , informed Jagatsinghpur police station IIC Debabrata Mallick, however IIC added that a special police team has been pressed in to service to trace and arrest the main accused district coordinator Rashmi Ranjan Swain and Nitya Nanda Panda soon.
However sources informed that heavy security arrangements had made inside collector office here looking the arrest of NNKS activists preventing any untoward incident on monday, moreover speaking to this correspondent NNKS district coordinator Rashmi Ranjan Swian described the arrest of NNKS sympathizers were undemocratic , police picked up them from their native villages on Sunday night and he refuted the police allegation that NNKS activists had shown unruly behaviors during their stir held in front of collector office on 12 May.