01 September 2019
Balasore: Notorious and wanted criminal Chinmaya Panda aka Papa has been arrested by the Balasore district police force. An independent team arrested Papa Panda late Saturday from West Bengal.
Papa was the prime accused in brutal murder of gangster Sushant Das aka Khasua in 2016. While Papa and his gang went underground, they were eventually declared ‘absconding’ by the Balasore SDJM Court.
On June 22, 2016 evening, Papa with his gang attacked their rival Khasua at Shobarampur area. They brutally murdered him by smashing his head with boulders and cold drink bottles. While they fled the scene, a case was lodged at Sahadebkhunta Police Station against Papa and 25 others under IPC Section 148/16.
During the course of investigation 14 accused were arrested but the prime accused Papa remained elusive. Later Balasore SDJM Court declared Papa Panda and 11 others ‘absconding’. Their pictures were circulated both within the district and in nearby districts for easy identification.
More than three years later, Balasore SP formed teams to control the law and order in the district. They made a list which included the wanted criminals who could possibly be active in and around the district. At this juncture, the Police got information from a reliable source of Papa’s presence in neighboring state of West Bengal. An independent team arrested dreaded criminal Papa late Saturday.
There are also several other cases lodged against Papa Panda across various police stations. This arrest is huge step in bringing the law and order situation by Balasore Police.