Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Cuttack, Feb 1:
A local court here today allowed Commissionerate police to take Dhal Samant brothers on a seven-day remand who were arrested on Thursday from Odisha capital on charges of tender fixing and extortion.
Hearing the remand plea, Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate (SDJM) court allowed the Commissionerate police to take Sushil and Sushant Dhal Samant on a seven-day remand for further interrogation.
The police had prayed for a 10-day remand. However, the court allowed them seven days remand.
Earlier on Thursday, Choudwar police had arrested the Dhal Samant brothers from a rented house in Pokhariput area in the capital city. Following their arrest, they were produced before the SDJM court late in the night and forwarded to Choudwar Circle Jail.
Following the duo’s arrest, police conducted raids at various locations including their residence at CDA Sector 6 where police seized huge dump of arms and ammunition, cash, laptop, mobile phones, diaries and other documents.
Meanwhile, Commissionerate police have formed various teams to probe the links of the notorious brothers who were allegedly involved in fixing tenders mainly in coastal Odisha and controlling their crime network from outside Odisha.
Four teams have been sent to Kolkata, Visakhapatnam and Mumbai for further investigation as the duo was residing at these locations and was visiting Odisha in frequent intervals.