Cuttack: Suspecting the hand of a mastermind who was acting as a godfather of the dreaded Dhalasamant brothers, the commissionerate police have launched a manhunt.
Police have got the clues about the mysterious godfather during interrogation of the Dhalasamant brothers.
Police sources said the godfather was instrumental in the expansion of Dhalasamants’ criminal network. He was giving tips to them on how to gain control on tender fixing, scrap business, balighat auctions and coal transport tenders; the art of converting black money to white money, to be a social activist and a political leader.
Reliable sources said frequent meetings were held between the Dhalasamants and the godfather to prepare new plans.
Though the police are not sure about the identity of the godfather, they suspect he could be a political leader, a police officer or a person of high profile criminal background.
But the police are hell-bent on tracking down anyone if they find him.
“The duty of the police is to take action against anyone, whoever he or she may be, if they are involved in any criminal activities. We will certainly take action against those who are involved in this case,” police commissioner YB Khurania told OTV.
Meanwhile, the interrogation of the Dhalasamant brothers continued for the fourth day today. Senior police officials of the commissionerate police including the Cuttack DCP Sanjeev Arora, two ACPs and three Inspectors interrogated the two brothers.
On the other hand, the commissioner police are waiting for the permission of the court for search warrant to search the house of Dhalasamant brothers at Vishakhapatnam.
Besides, the Income Tax officials are investigating into the benami properties of the two brothers and have raided several places in Cuttack and Bhubaneswar on the basis of the information during interrogation.
Efforts are on by the police to trace out the directors of the associate companies of the Dhalasamant brothers.
“We will make a major revelation on the modus operandi of the Dhalasamant brothers very soon,” the police commissioner informed.