Family of deceased security personnel demands death penalty for Sabyasachi Panda

The family of deceased security personnel, Pramod Kumar Satapathy, demanded capital punishment for the top Maoist leader, Sabyasachi Panda, who was arrested and sent to 10 days of police custody. Special Operation Group commando, Satapathy, was one of the 17 officers who laid down their lives in the process of fighting armed Maoists on February 15, 2008 in Nayagarh district of Odisha. On July 18, Panda was produced in front of the Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate (SDJM) of Berhampur amid tight security where he was ordered to be sent on 10-day police custody.