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BJD corporator arrested for links with mafia

Press Trust of India  |  Cuttack 

A ruling BJD corporator Ranjeeta of the city civic body was arrested for her alleged link with two jailed mafia brothers, police said today.

"Our investigations revealed that maintained close contacts with the mafia brothers and met them regularly in jail. She had supplied 60 rounds of ammunition to one Mrutyunjay Nayak, who was arrested last Sunday for allegedly firing at a at his house in Subhadrapur under station", said city DCP Akhileshwar Singh adding that two pistols and 29 ammunition were recovered from Nayak.

Soon after was arrested yesterday, the BJD suspended her from primary membership of the party. Prior to her election to the council of the city civic body on a BJD ticket in 2014, Ranjeeta was working as a of a vernacular daily.

Biswal rejected the allegation against her and said "I have been framed by some rivals.

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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 11:15 IST