Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Feb 24:
The Odisha police has seized the car allegedly used by Dhalasamanta brothers (D-brothers) in the murder of Deepak Mallick alias Dipu and Om Prakash Swain alias Om.
The Twin City Commissionerate Police has seized the Honda City car from Sambalpur. The car was used to dispose of the bodies of Dipu and Om in Jharkhand after their murders.
The car bearing registration number OD 02F 3303 which was originally registered in the name of Sushil Dhalasamanta was later sold off to a person in Sambalpur.
“The vehicle used in Dipu and Om murder cases has been seized from Sambalpur and has been brought here. It’s a Honda City vehicle. They had used the vehicle for carrying the bodies of the two victims to Jharkhand,” said Twin City Police Commissioner Y B Khurania briefing reporters today.
On the other hand, a team of the Commissionerate Police has clinched significant evidence in connection with the twin murders in Jharkhand.
“One of our teams is camping in Jharkhand. As per the latest information available with me we have gathered important evidence in Jharkhand,” Khurania said.
Similarly, the police has recorded statements of two witnesses under section 164 Cr PC in connection with the murder of pulses trader of Malgodown Sk Farooq.
“In the Sk Farooq case we have recorded the statements of two witnesses under section 164 Cr Pc. We are investigating the case. I would like to inform you that we are fully focused in these investigations. We will ensure that we record all available evidence,” the senior cop revealed.
Further, the Orissa High Court today allowed the police to handcuff D-brothers subject to certain conditions. The court allowed the police to handcuff the accused when taking them out for investigations leaving it to the decision of the accompanying police officer which is subject to scrutiny by the court.
“We had moved the High Court seeking permission to handcuff them. The High Court has today ordered that the investigating officer taking them outside for investigation purposes if he so feels that it is necessary can handcuff them but his action will be open to scrutiny by the court,” the Twin City Police Commissioner informed.
The police took the D-brothers on a five day in the fourth phase. The police has also taken Debasish Kar, an aide of the D-brothers on five day remand. The police had sought fresh remand of D-brothers and their aide Debasish for further investigations in the Om murder case.