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13 November 2019


Cuttack: The Commissionerate of Police on Wednesday arrested gangster Sandip alias Raja Acharya in connection with an attempt to murder case which was registered at Malgodown police station in 2004.

DCP Akhilesvar Singh said that Malgodown police arrested Acharya today afternoon and he would be produced in the court during the next 24 hours. "He has been arrested on the strength of a warrant in an old case," said Singh.

Acharya is a murder convict serving a life sentence, who also has about 40 other criminal cases pending against him. In March 2017, the Supreme Court had granted him bail in the 2008 murder case.

A lower court in Bhubaneswar had convicted and sentenced him life imprisonment for murdering Bhubaneswar-based judo coach Biranchi Das.