Anjana Mishra gangrape: CBI submits supplementary chargesheet

Bhubaneswar: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today filed the supplementary chargesheet in sensational Anjana Mishra gangrape case. The central investigating agency submitted the supplementary chargesheet in the court following the arrest of prime accused Biban Biswal.

CBI reopened Anjana Mishra gangrape case after Biban was arrested by the Odisha police with the help of their Maharashtra counterpart in February from Aamby Valley in Lonavala. Biswal had been on the run for the last 22 years.

During a test identification parade conducted by the CBI inside the Bhubaneswar Special Jail on March 3, 2021, survivor Anjana Mishra had identified Biban.

Few days later CBI took Biban into its remand for interrogation. He was also taken to the spot in Barang area for recreation of the crime scene.

Worth mentioning, on the intervening night of January 9-10, 1999 Anjana was gang-raped by three persons near Barang while she was going to Cuttack from Bhubaneswar along with a journalist-friend in a car. She was raped by Padia, Dhirendra and Biban. On January 26, 1999, Padia and Dhirendra were arrested.

In 2002, the Khordha District and Sessions Judge Court had sentenced Padia Sahu and Dhirendra Mohanty to life imprisonment in the gang rape case. On February 24 last year, Padia died following illness.

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