Police to seek 10-day remand for D-brothers

Cuttack: Commissionerate Police will seek the permission of the court to take Sushil Dhalsamant and Sushant Dhalsamant, the notorious criminal brothers arrested from Bhubaneswar on Friday, on a 10-day remand for further interrogation.

According to sources, the police is also conducting raids at various places of Cuttack, Bhubaneswar and neighbouring states to find out more about crime network.

Besides, police has also sought the help of Income Tax department and Enforcement Directorate to gather more facts about the criminal activities of the D-brothers.

On Friday, police had busted the duo’s armoury at their house in CDA area in Cuttack, and seized a diary allegedly containing information about their fiscal transactions and the names of some influential persons along with other important documents.

Besides, a 9 mm carbine, an under barrel gun, four mousers, 127 rounds of live bullets, one double barrel gun, Rs 2.65 crore in cash and a fleet of luxury cars were seized from their possession.

According to sources, as many as 22 bank accounts belonging to the brothers have been traced so far and are being examined by the income tax department.

The two brothers wanted in several murder, extortion and tender fixing cases in Odisha and outside were arrested from a rented house at Pokhariput in Bhubaneswar on Friday.

According to police, the two brothers have long been on the wanted list of police. Non-bailable warrants had been pending against the two since 2004.

The siblings were absconding since 2004 and were staying in cities like Visakhapatnam and Mumbai on fake identities.

Of the two brothers, Sushil is understood to have links with some high-profile political leaders. He was seen sharing the dais with Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and PCC vice president Suresh Mohapatra at a function of the Cuttack-based Yuva Nagar Sangha on January 10. Sushil heads the Sangha. Senior Congress leader Lalatendu Bidyadhar Mohapatra, BJP leader Sameer Dey and BJD MLA Debasis Samantray were also seen with him in separate programmes.

The duo had gained notoriety since 1993-94 and was accused in several cases of murders, attempt to murder, dacoity, robbery and extortion.

At present, the brothers are lodged at Choudwar circle jail.