Commissionerate Police Bhubanrswar-Cuttack had issued lookout circulars against Manoj and his wife Saswati in connection with the fire tragedy.
Both Manoj and Saswati are trustees of Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan Charitable Trust which runs Institute of Medical Sciences (IMS) and Sum Hospital. They also run the deemed University of Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA)
Late last evening raids had been conducted at Manoj ’s residence and also at several other places connected with him and it is said that several incriminating documents have been collected as evidence against him.
Sources tell us that the arrest of Manoj is also a part of a larger political power game ,as Manoj also owns a TV channel and a newspaper which in the near past had seen a meteoric rise and was challenging the existence of existing leading ones.