Crime

ED Grills D-Brothers' Associates

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) which is probing into the financial dealing of the Dhalasamant brothers, grilled more than five businessmen including scrap dealer Bhola Bhagat today in connection with their financial dealing with the criminal siblings.

The Commissionerate Police. in course of its investigation into the criminal antecedents of Dhalasamant brothers, had come to know about the involvement of Bhagat in criminal activities of the infamous brothers.

Besides, police had also come to know that Bhagat's vehicle was used to carry the bodies of Om and Dipu (henchmen of Dhalasamant brothers who were murdered inside a farm house at Khuntakata in Athagarh block in Cuttack district) to Jharkhand, where the bodies were set on fire.

However, Bhagat, who is out on bail, has denied having any business links with the Dhalasamants.

Talking to media persons after his interrogation, Bhagat said the ED had called him for presenting some documents. "I do not have any business links with D-brothers," he added.

Apart from Bhagat, former Councillor of Rourkela, Asesh Mohanty, was also interrogated by ED officials in connection with extortion of Rs 24 lakh cash from a super class contractor.

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