Bapi Sarkhel Takes a Dig at Dama Rout


Cuttack : Congress leader Arindam Sarkhel (Bapi), who had remained behind bars for the last five months in connection with Seaways Shipping general manager Mahendra Swain murder case in Paradip, today took a dig at BJD vice-president and minister Damodar Rout that he is the main conspirator behind his arrest.

“My political opponent Dama Rout had hatched a conspiracy against me one month before the arrest. He had written to Jagatsinghpur SP in this regard and he succeeded in his conspiracy before the panchayat elections”, Bapi told newsmen soon after being released from jail.

“Anyway I walked out of the jail with the blessings of Mahaprabhu. The Court has delivered justice to me”, he added.

Arindam (Bapi) was granted conditional bail by the Orissa High Court on Monday against two bailers and surety of Rs 1 lakh each.