Bhubaneswar: The Special Task Force (STF) of the Odisha Crime Branch, which is investigating the crime and business network of gangster Sheik Usman Ali alias Tito, has obtained more leads that show the luxurious lifestyle of the gangster.
During the second remand, the Crime Branch officials found that Tito has expanded his empire trickily by giving ownership titles of his assets, including business firms and luxury vehicles, to his relatives. The gangster has a Harley Davidson bike worth around Rs 21 lakh in the name of one of his relatives. Earlier, the STF had seized an Audi car worth over Rs 50 lakhs, which is also in his relative’s name. Besides, the investigating team is searching for a Jaguar car of the gangster.
On the other hand, shooting of Ollywood movie ‘Biswanath’ has been stopped after allegations of Tito investing money in the film were reported yesterday. Sources said the STF will serve notice to the producer of the movie, which was scheduled to hit theaters in September this year.
Yesterday, the STF initiated the process of freezing more than 50 bank accounts of the dreaded gangster, his wife Benazir and 16 other relatives.