Crime Branch took prime accused Sarmistha Rout and her associate Jhuna Bhoi on remand again for further probe into cameraman Manas Swain murder case.
The JMFC Court, Chandbali allowed the probing agency to take Sarmistha and Jhuna on three-day remand for interrogation. The court sent another accused persons — Niranjan Sethi and Ranjan Nayak — to the jail.
Earlier in the day, the Crime Branch had deposed four accused persons — Sarmistha Rout, Jhuna Bhoi, Niranjan Sethi and Ranjan Nayak — before the JMFC Court after their 5-day remand period ended on Saturday.
Source said that the investigating agency had prayed the court to allow to take all four accused persons on a remand for another five days for grilling.
Yesterday, the Crime Branch team had taken Sarmistha Rout and Niranjan Sethi to her apartment in Bhubaneswar to recreate the crime scene.