Berhampur: Baidyanathpur police in Ganjam district on Saturday arrested Bhagwan Sahu, the prime accused in the assassination of Congress Aska MLA candidate Manoj Jena.
According to reports, the police will appeal for a five-day remand for Sahu in the local court for further interrogation into the matter.
On June 5, police had arrested five persons in connection with the brutal murder of Jena. A total of 12 persons have been apprehended, including seven from Aska, three from Bhanjanagar and two from Bhubaneswar.
Notably, Manoj Jena, Congress MLA candidate from Aska, had sustained critical bullet injuries after four assailants shot at him and one of his associates near Golanthara in Berhampur on May 22. However, Jena succumbed to his injuries on May 24 while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar.