Bhubaneswar: A day after gangster Tito was sent to jail, Odisha Crime Branch on Tuesday detained eight persons for their alleged links with arrested gangster.
Ten teams of the special task force (STF) carried out separate raids at various places in Cuttack and nabbed these persons for interrogation.
The STF said numbers of criminal cases like extortion and tender fixing have been pending against the eight at different police stations. The officials are now interrogating them on various angles.
The gangster was sent to Barimul jail in Kendrapara district after being produced before the SDJM court on Monday following the end of his three-day remand.
Tito was taken by the Crime Branch on remand for twelve days in three phases for interrogation on his criminal activities and business links.