Gangster Tito links: Vigilance raids several government offices

Kendrapada: Vigilance Department officials raided several government offices in Kendrapara today over allegations of undue favours shown to arrested gangster Tito.

The raids were carried out at Garadapur tehsil, Derabisha tehsil and the RTO office at Dehuria tehsil. Similarly, Civil Supplies department’s office and the Municipality office in Kendrapara were also raided.

According to sources, a team led by Cuttack Vigilance DSP verified documents at the RTO office in Kendrapara and also raided RTO office in Cuttack. Moreover, the RTO office in Chandikhole was also raided.

The Vigilance officials carried out the raids after acting on a tip-off that some government officials had provided undue favours to gangster Tito.

Meanwhile, the Crime Branch STF has sought a 15-day remand of Tito in connection with tender fixing for Kendrapara-Rajnagar sub-division drainage project. Tito is accused of demanding Rs 70 lakh from a contractor seven months back. Earlier, police had arrested 4 people in connection with the case.