A total of six persons, including two main accused, have been arrested so far, and a search operation is underway to nab three others in the murder of a Puri Srimandir servitor.
SP Kanwar Vishal Singh said besides main conspirators Kalia Singhari and Dolagobinda Singhari, four others have been arrested in the connection with the incident. They are Kalu Panigrahi, Muna Patra, Sandeep Jena and Baba Mohapatra.
All the accused were produced before court today. The cops will appeal to the court to take all the arrested accused on remand for interrogation and scene recreation.
Separate teams were formed to probe the incident and raids were conducted at different places in Puri Ganjam, Balasore, and Bhadrak. The six were nabbed following the raids, he added.
The SP further informed that Father-son duo Kalia and Dolagobinda Singhari had hired Kalu Panigrahi to plan and execute the entire crime while Muna Patra had supplied weapons.