Cuttack: Chauliaganj police on Monday arrested an associate of gangster brothers Sushant and Sushil Dhalasamanta for allegedly threatening a key witness in a murder case.
The arrested was identified as Lucky Mallick.
According to police, Lucky had allegedly threatened Adweita Mallick, father of Deepak Mallick alias Dipu. Dipu was allegedly murdered by the gangster siblings and his father is a vital witness in the murder case.
Dipu, who was working as a tender fixer and sharpshooter for D-brothers, was reportedly killed by the duo for showing disobedience towards them.
On November 12, 2013, Dipu along with Om, another aide of D-brothers, were taken to a farmhouse near Ansupa in Athagarh where they were beaten to death by the criminal siblings and their associates. The bodies were later taken to Jharkhand’s West Singhbhum area and burnt with petrol before the corpses were dumped to eliminate evidence.
Earlier in the day, the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) in Cuttack sentenced gangster Sushant Dhal Samanta to eight-year imprisonment after convicting him in two separate cases.