Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Cuttack, Feb 1:
Commissionerate police arrested to accomplices of the notorious Dhal Samant brothers from Odisha’s Cuttack city late on Sunday night, police said today.
“The duo identified as Ramachandra Das and Bharat Bhushan Swain has been arrested. Police have seized four pistols, 160 rounds of bullets, and Rs 12.44 lakh from their possession during the raids,” Cuttack DCP Sanjiv Arora told media in a press conference held here today.
The duo was detained by police for interrogation and was subsequently arrested late yesterday night. However, another key aide of Dhal Samant brothers, Krushna Chandra Das, is absconding, Arora added.
The two arrested persons are said to be key operatives of the mafia brothers, sources said.
Police also also questioned the employees of the transport company—Metaphor Trans Corporation Ltd– reportedly owned by the Dhal Samant brothers. The Managing Director and an accountant of the company were questioned by the sleuths.
According to reports, police conducted raids at the residence of the arrested persons who hail from Chauliaganj area here yesterday afternoon. During the raids, the cops seized firearms, bullets and cash from their possession after a search for nearly 10 hours.
Cuttack police seized four pistols, 160 rounds of bullets, Rs 12.44 lakh cash from their possession, sources said.