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Prime accused in gang-rape case nabbed after two decades

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Prime accused in gang-rape case nabbed after two decades

Prime accused Bibekananda Biswal in a sensational gangrape that shook Odisha in its aftermath in 1999 is now caught by Police from Aamby Valley in Lonavala in Maharashtra.

The incident, that occurred in 1999, had created a state-wide outrage. A total of three persons were accused in the case. Two of them - Pradeep Sahi and Dhirendra Mohanty, were arrested and convicted, while Biban remained on the run for over two decades. Sahu died in February last year while Mohanty is still serving life in Choudwar jail.

The three had wayheld the estranged wife of an IFS officer on January 9, 1999, when she was on her way to Cuttack in a car with a journalist friend and her driver. The driver was forced to drive the car to an isolated place in Baranga where they raped her for hours.

This case had changed the whole political scenario in the state at that time 1999 and led to the resignation of then CM JB Patnaik.

Accused had assumed the fake identity of Jalandhar Swain and was working there as a plumber. The police launched 'Operation Silent Viper' three months ago to nab Biban.

Now Biban has been handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), who is investigating the case.

As a citizen one should be happy for work done by, police & people (who helped to nab the accused). The accused person, was been hiding by changing his identity and location. Means, Accused is not Innocent he must have done the crime for sure.

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