Bhubaneswar: Immigration police have arrested Mahimananda Mishra, the managing director of Orissa Stevedores Ltd (OSL), in Bangkok for his alleged involvement in the murder of Mahendra Swain, General Manager of Seaways Shipping and Logistics Private Limited (SSPL) in Paradip.
They also arrested Basanta Kumar Bal, the executive director of OSL in the murder case, reported Bangkok Post.
After committing the crime, they fled to Thailand via Nepal in the guise of tourists.
They will be deported to India for further legal action, reported Bangkok Post.
Odisha police DG KB Singh also confirmed regarding the arrest of the two influential persons from Thailand.
Immigration commissioner Pol Lt Gen Nathathorn Prohsunthorn on Sunday said the immigration bureau obtained information on the two from India and Interpol.
Arrest warrants were issued for them by Indian authorities after the pair traveled from Nepal to Thailand on 15-day tourist visas, he added.
According to the information, the two were accompanied by family members and five to six bodyguards. They were staying at a hotel in the Pratunam area in Bangkok.
Kujang JMFC court in Jagatsinghpur district had issued a non-bailable warrant against Mishra and Bal for their alleged involvement in the murder case.
On October 26, miscreants hurled crude hand bombs at the vehicle of Seaways General Manager Mahendra Swain near Ambedkar Bhawan at Madhuban Colony in Paradip while he was on his way to the office. While Swain attempted to escape, they opened two rounds of bullet killing him on the spot.
The miscreant who hurled bombs and shot at Mahendra Swain is identified as Riyasat Hussain aided by Mohammad Shamin.
Police have so far arrested five accused– Rakesh Chaubey and Riyasat Hussain of Jamshedpur, Muhammad Samin of Jharkhand, and Manoj Gochhayat and Shiva of Cuttack in the case.