PIL seeks CBI probe into D-brothers’ links, source of weapons

Bhubaneswar/Cuttack: With more skeletons tumbling out of the closet of Dhalasamant brothers every day, a public interest litigation (PIL) was filed at the Orissa High Court on Wednesday demanding a CBI inquiry into the brother duo’s alleged links with politicians, ministers and bureaucrats.

The PIL filed by human rights activist Prabir Pradhan urged the court to direct the central investigating agency to dig out the truth on the criminal-politician nexus so that a number of criminal episodes of the duo could be exposed. Notably, a similar allegation was yesterday brought by father of D-Brothers’ aide Dipu Samal, whom they admitted to have killed.

The PIL also requested the court for a CBI probe into the procurement of defence weapons by the brother duo.

“Since the State government lacks sophisticated mechanism to deal with such a sensitive case involving politicians, union minister, ruling party leaders and lawyers the PIL demanded an impartial probe into the matter by the CBI,” Srinibas Mohanty, lawyer of Pradhan said.

“The investigation must be monitored by the court,” he added.

During interrogation, the dreaded criminal brothers had revealed that they had contacted Uttar Pradesh’s ‘Bahubali’ leader and don Raja Bhaiya alias Raghuraj Pratap Singh to get the carbine and guns used by defence personnel.

Sources said, since the police have seized huge amount of cash from the possession of Dhalsamanta brothers, it must come under the purview of the CBI investigation.

During a raid by the police, more than Rs 2.65 crore cash was seized from the CDA residence of the D-brothers in Cuttack. The investigating officials have also come to know that they had invested around Rs 200 crore in a Jharsuguda-based sponge iron company. Besides, the D-brothers have invested in a Mumbai-based hotel. The duo regularly visited Vizag, Delhi, Guwahati, Kolkata, Goa and Mumbai.

Currently the brother duo is on a five-day remand of the commissionerate police and they will be produced before the court tomorrow. The police will seek their consent for polygraph test.