Jharsuguda: BJD leader and former MLA Anup Sai has been arrested by the Chakradhar Nagar police of Chhattisgarh last night for his alleged involvement in a double murder case.
Sources said the police picked up Sai from his residence in Jharsuguda late last night. Sources said that the former Odisha legislator is being further interrogated and is likely to be produced before a local court in Chhattisgarh this evening.
Bodies of two women were found lying in a pool of blood near forests close to Chhattisgarh-Orissa border in Raigarh district in 2016.
Sai, who is Odisha State Warehousing Corporation (OSWC) Chairman, was elected as Brajarajnagar MLA thrice on Congress ticket. He later had joined the BJD in 2014.
After the arrest, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik removed Sai from the post of the Chairman of OSWC.