Crime

Cops take Sushant, Ranjita on three-day remand

Cuttack: Commissionerate police today took Sushant Dhalsamant, the elder of the gangster siblings, and Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) ward no-7 corporator Ranjita Biswal on three-day remand in connection with the Bijan Kumar Pal firing case in Cuttack.

The Cuttack Judicial Magistrate First Class (Rural) court had allowed the Sadar police to take Sushant Dhalsamant, who is now lodged at the Jharpada Special Jail and arrested corporator Ranjita Biswal on a three-day remand for interrogation.

On February 23, criminal Mrutunjaya Nayak alias Miku fired at one Bijan Kumar Pal at Subhadrapur in Sadar police station limits. Miku was released from Jharpada Special Jail three days before the mishap.

He was arrested from on March 3 in connection with the firing. During interrogation, Miku revealed about the involvement of Ranjita Biswal leading to her arrest.

On January 29, 2016, Commissionerate police arrested Sushant Dhalsamant and Sushil Dhalsamant for their alleged involvement in kidnapping and murder of their aide Manoj Mallick. Later they were also charged with the kidnapping and murder of another aide Om Prakash Swain and also many other cases.

The younger brother Sushil is now lodged in Balasore jail.

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