India, Sept. 3 -- The Odisha police on Thursday arrested a high court lawyer and his son on charges of abduction and murder of a man who was once an active member of Manavbadi Sangathan but lately started to distance himself from the group founded by the lawyer, a senior Odisha police officer said.

Manas Das, 51, and his son Manoranjan Das, 25, have been arrested for the murder of Satyabrata Nayak in Cuttack district's Abhimanpur, inspector general (IG) of police, central range, Narasingha Bhol said.

The officer said there were other complaints against the lawyer as well, many of them accusing him of arm-twisting people to join the Manavbadi Sangathan, which he reportedly described as a rationalist organisation, and following its diktat...