Bhanjanagar: Police claimed to have arrested three persons who were on the run after firing at a man near Bhanjangar bus stand in Ganjam district on the night of July 6.
The accused trio was identified as Sima Nayak, Rahul Nayak and Veer Nayak.
Acting on a tip-off about the presence of the accused trio in a forest near Bahadajhola of Nayagarh district, a police team raided the place and nabbed them. The police seized a pistol, two bullets and a motorcycle from them.
The police briefed the media about the arrests of the accused on Sunday evening and produced them in the court of the sub-divisional judicial magistrate here. The court sent them to judicial custody.
According to sources, Sima had a business rivalry with Kanhu Gouda of Chakundapalli village and hatched a plan to eliminate him. As per the plan, Sima and his two associates chased Kanhu and opened fire at him at Mahavir Square of Bhanjanagar at around 9 pm on Friday. Kanhu had sustained injuries in the firing.