After a very long time of 22 years, the prime accused in the sensational gangrape case in Odisha was held from Maharashtra on Monday. The case concerned the estranged spouse of an IFS officer and had caught main consideration because it led to the resignation of the then state CM JB Patnaik.
As per the police, Bibekananda Biswal alias Biban was nabbed from Aamby Valley in Lonavala in Maharashtra. He had assumed the pretend id of Jalandhar Swain and was working there as a plumber.
The police launched ‘Operation Silent Viper’ three months in the past to nab Biban.
The incident, the occurred in 1999, had created a state-wide outrage. A complete of three individuals had been accused in the case. Two of them – Pradeep Sahi and Dhirendra (*22*), had been arrested and convicted, whereas Biban remained on the run for over 20 years. Sahu died in February final 12 months whereas (*22*) remains to be serving life in Choudwar jail.
The three had wayheld the estranged spouse of an IFS officer on January 9, 1999, when she was on her strategy to Cuttack in a automotive with a journalist good friend and her driver. The driver was pressured to drive the automotive to an remoted place in Baranga the place they raped her for hours.
The investigation into the gangrape had modified the entire political situation in the state and led to the resignation of then CM JB Patnaik.
Biban has been handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), who’s investigating the case.