Jatni: A day after the photograph of the prime accused Prasant Pradhan alias Pasei revealed by the Crime Branch, a police team constituted by the Superitendent of Police, Puri has arrested Pasei on Sunday from Jatni Railway Station regarding the Pipili gangrape case.
The other three persons named Premananda Nayak, Purna Chandra Swain and Sushant Pradhan involved in this case were still missing, said sources.
In a press conference, Additional DGP, Crime Branch, confirmed the arrest of Prashant Pradhan by Puri Police. He informed that the accused shall be produced tomorrow in Puri court and that investigation is on for nabbing the other three accused.
The crime branch on Monday produced main accused Prashant Pradhan alias Pasei before the JMFC in Pipli. The JMFC Minakshi Priyadarshini initially sent Prashant on a 14-day judicial remand. Later, Pipili JMFC, on the petition of the crime branch has permitted the investigating agency to take the main accused in the Pipli gang rape incident Prashant Pradhan on a two-day remand for further investigation.
Meanwhile the SCB medical authorities have submitted the status report on the condition of the victim in the Odisha High Court. The family members of the victim have rejected the suggestion by the SCB authorities to shift the victim to the AIIMS in New Delhi for better medical treatment and instead requested that the victim must continue to be treated at the SCB medical. The High Court howewver has made it clear that the victim will not be shifted from SCB medical without prior consent of her family members.