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Published: Wed, December 28, 2016
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Seaways Shipping GM Murder Case: Mahima Mishra arrested in Bangkok

Seaways Shipping GM Murder Case: Mahima Mishra arrested in Bangkok

Jagatsinghpur : In a turnaround of events, Paradip Seaways GM Mahendra Swain's murder prime conspirator Mahima Mishra along with his aide Basant Bal have been taken ill following their custodial detention at Samagol jail on Tuesday.

Bhubaneswar, Dec. 25: After managing to evade arrest for almost two months, industrialist and director of Odisha Stevedores Limited Mahimananda Mishra was detained at the immigration centre at Bangkok on Saturday morning.

The assailants had hurled crude bombs at Swain's vehicle while he was heading towards his office. Official sources said Thailand agreed to send back Mishra without following the provisions of its extradition treaty with India.

"Mishra is a mafia-style figure, with more than 50 gunmen under his wing", Immigration Bureau chief Pol Lt General Nattorn Prohsunthorn said, as he led a team to arrest the two suspects at the hotel at about 11am.

Addressing a press meet, Singh said: "Paradip Port Stevedores' Association, which is basically an organisation of Mishra and his supporters, was facing a challenge from a new association namely "Utkal Stevedores Association". The murder of Swain was allegedly conceptualised by Mishra and his associate Rakesh Choubey of Jamshedpur in September, 2015, when Seaways Shipping got a contract from JSPL.

The rivalry sharpened after the SSLL bagged stevedoring contract from SAIL in August. Mishra and his associates tried hard to paralyse the port once again, but due to adequate arrangements made by district and police authorities they could not succeed.

Mishra and Bal would be formally arrested after they reach India, the DGP said. "Both of them will be arrested after they land in our country", said Singh.

"Mishra and Bal were involved in the murder of union leader Bichitranand Mallick in 1998 in Paradip".

Odisha Police on Monday brought business tycoon Mahimananda Mishra, wanted in a murder case, back to the state.

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