Police investigating gangster Tito’s crime network: DGP RP Sharma

Cuttack: A day after being injured in encounter by Special Task Force (STF) of Crime Branch, dreaded criminal and gangster Tito alias Syed Usman Ali and his several associates have been arrested, informed Police DG RP Sharma on Sunday.

“We are now investigating about his links, entire crime network and his involvement in various crimes. Legal action will be taken after a detailed investigation is over,” said Sharma.

Meanwhile, Tito is undergoing treatment at SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack after he sustained bullet injuries on his left leg in the encounter near Chandikhole yesterday.

Sources said Tito was trying to evade police for the past few days as he had not granted bail in connection with several cases pending against him.

Acting on a tip-off, a team led by DIG, Special Task Force (STF) of Crime Branch Himanshu Lal conducted raid and nabbed him after an encounter near Chandikhole of Jajpur district.

Later in the day, Crime Branch ADG Santosh Upadhaya informed that six associates of Tito were also arrested and two pistols and weapons were seized from their possession.

More than 100 cases including murder, tender fixing, and other crimes are pending against Tito’s in different police stations of the State. He was also allegedly involved in the attack on terror suspect Abdur Rehman’s brother at Jagatpur in Cuttack.