Bhubaneswar: The State Crime Branch has arrested five persons in connection with the murder of BJP Khurda Mandal president Manguli Jena on April 14.
All the five are residents of Nirakarpur police station area of the district.
Sources said the five accused had attacked Jena on August 31, 2016 too. Several case are pending against them at various police stations.
Notably, Manguli Jena was allegedly shot dead by bike-borne miscreants in Khurda town late on April 14 night near BJP party office when he was returning from the house of BJP’s Khurda MLA candidate Kalu Khandayatray.
Initially, the Khurda Town police was investigating the case. Later, Crime Branch took over the charge.