Bhubaneswar, Sep 2: Police today urged people to lodge complaints against Manas Das, chief of Manababada Sangathan. Police have earlier arrested Das and his son Manoranjan Das.
IG Central Range, Narasingha Bhol said that Manas Das was arrested for his involvement in a murder case. “We have earlier arrested five persons for kidnapping and murder of Satyabrata Nayak. During investigation we found involvement of Manas Das in the murder and subsequently he has been arrested. He has been arrested on various charges including destruction of evidence and criminal conspiracy. We also urge others, who were victimised by Manas Das and his association to come forward and lodge complaints,” said Bhol.
The IG further clarified by Das’s son Manoranjan has been arrested in another case registered with Begunia police station. ” He has been arrested for assaulting father-son duo in Khordha’s Kadaba village. So far we have not found his involvement in the murder. Investigation in the case is further continuing,” added Bhol.
Earlier a video of the members of the organisation brutally thrashing an elderly man and his son has gone viral on social media. Subsequently several complaints of torture surfaced against the organisation and Das.