Key D-bothers’ aide Bhola Bhagat arrested from Kanpur

Bhubaneswar: In a major breakthrough, the Commissionerate Police on Saturday arrested Bhola Bhagat, a close associate of gangster brothers Sushant and Sushil Dhalasamanta from Kanpur.

Informing the media about the arrest here this evening, Police Commissioner YB Khurania said; “We tracked him down (Bhagat) while he was moving from Howrah to Kanpur in a train,” the official stated.

Khurania said Bhagat is being brought to Cuttack and he will be interrogated for his alleged links with the gangster siblings. Ever since the arrest of the duo on January 29 from Pokhariput area here, Bhagat, believed to be one of the key henchmen of D-brothers, was on the run.

Investigating officials said they expect to elicit information from Bhagat on the duo’s business empire both inside and outside the State. Since preliminary investigations reveal that the duo was frequenting Vizag, Delhi, Guwahati, Kolkata, Goa and Mumbai along with Bhagat on business trips, the latter will be able to give vital clues about their vast empire, they said.

Besides, the interrogation of Bhagat might lift the curtain on the criminal brothers’ investments in business units including Rs 200 crore in a Jhardugida-based sponge iron company.

During the interrogation, the D-brothers have also revealed that some of their aides are partners in the company. The Commissionerate Police has seized some documents pertaining to the stake of the D-brothers in the sponge iron company.