Bhubaneswar: SUM empire’s trustee Manoj Nayak was arrested by Khandagiri police on Thursday after he surrendered before it regarding the fire accident at the privately run hospital which took 21 lives on Monday evening.

As indicated by sources, Police has registered cases under Sections 304, 308, 285 and 34 of the IPC against Manoj.

Manoj is being grilled by police, sources included.

Reacting on the development, DGP KB Singh, said, “Manoj Nayak was captured after he surrendered before the Khandagiri police. He will be sent to court after finishing of the interrogation.”

“Police will take him on remand for further interrogation. Besides, police will also grill Saswati Das, wife of Nayak. She is likely to be arrested if found guilty,” Singh added.

Talking on the financial transaction of the SUM Hospital, the DGP, said, “We will also grill the three trustees of the hospital about the financial transactions.”

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