Jagatsinghpur: The main accused in the Kujang cracker blast case, Subhash Rout, was arrested by Jagatsinghpur district in Puducherry on Thursday by a special squad of the district police.

Subhas Rout who happens to be a Banua (one who explodes crackers) by profession, is also a worker in a construction company.

It is noteworthy to mention that the incident had taken place on 16th November 2011, at Kujang market in Jagatsinghpur district during a procession of a trade union headed by Barabati-Cuttack BJD MLA Debasish Samantray.

Eight drummers were seriously injured in this incident. Four persons have already died in the incident while another four persons are still strugglimng for life in hospital.

The incident had triggered a bitter war of word among Debasish Samanatray, Jagatsinghpur MLA Bishnu Dash and Jagatsinghpur Lok Sabha member Bibhu Prasad Tarai on one side and their bitter rival Paradip MLA and former Minister Dr. Damodar Rout on the other side. 

“Since it takes more than 24 hours to reach from Puducherry to Kujang, Rout will be produced in the court in Puducherry and will be brought to Kujang later “, a senior official of the district police said.