Bhubaneswar: The court of the sub-divisional judicial magistrate (SDJM) in Kendrapara on Friday allowed the Crime Branch to take gangster Syed Usman Ali alias Tito to another three-day remand.
Earlier in the day, the Crime Branch produced the gangster before the SDJM court after his four-day remand period came to an end on Friday. The CB officials appealed to the SDJM court to allow them to take the dreaded criminal on another three-day remand which the court granted.
Earlier, the CB had taken Tito on remand twice. While the gangster was taken on a five-day remand soon after his arrest following an encounter, the second remand period was of four days.
On the other hand, a team of special task force (STF) of the Crime Branch consisting of one DSP and two lady inspectors interrogated Benazir Bibi, wife of Tito in her residence in Kendrapara for one and half hour to unearth clues about her financial status like petrol pump, BIPL company, Audi car, movable and immovable properties.
Sanjaya Rout and former Kendrapara councillor Hifzul Rehman were summoned and grilled at STF office Bhubaneswar regarding criminal network of Tito and his associates.
A case (8/2018) has been registered by the STF to ascertain the illegal acquires properties of Tito on organised crime, tender fixing, extortion and robbery. In this connection, the petrol pump and BIPL company have been sealed.
Another case has been registered against Tito and his associates for threatening a contractor who is undertaking contracting work in Aul under Patamundai irrigation division for Rs 7 crore to extract extortion to a tune of Rs 70 lakhs.
Besides, a case (10/2018) against Tito and his associates has been registered for forcibly occupying the landed property of 36 gunthas and have stacked sand, moron, chips and on protest by the land owners giving threat of murder on the gunpoint.