Cuttack: The Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate (SDJM) court on Monday rejected the bail plea of notorious criminal Pramod Patra alias Bhuan, presently lodged at Choudwar circle jail for having links with arrested criminal siblings Sushil and Sushant Dhalasamant.
The court rejected the bail application of Bhuan citing that the investigation is in the primary stage and other accused are yet to be arrested. If Bhuan is granted bail, it will affect the investigation, the court said in its ruling.
Notably on February 20, Commissionerate Police had arrested Bhuan on charges having links with the D-brothers and his involvement in murder, attempt to kill, extortion and bomb hurling cases.
A team led by Cuttack DCP Sanjeev Arora had conducted search at Bhuan’s Shankarpur residence and seized Rs 72 lakh from his residence. Two platoons of police force and 20 officers participated in the search operation at Bhuan’s house.