Gangster Sushant Dhal Samanta sentenced to 8-yr jail

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Cuttack: The court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) here on Monday sentenced gangster Sushant Dhal Samanta to eight-year imprisonment after convicting him in two separate cases.

CJM Bandhana Kar found Sushant guilty under Section 27 of Arms Act in connection with a firing case in Bidanasi in 1999 and sentenced him to five years jail and imposed a fine of Rs 25,000.

Similarly, the court sentenced him to two years imprisonment for illegal possession of firearms and imposed a fine of Rs 25, 000. The gangster will have to serve the sentences concurrently, the court clarified.

Notably, the gangster siblings—Sushant and his brother Sushil— two most wanted criminal in several murder, extortion, arms racket and tender fixing cases were arrested from a rented house in Pokhariput by the Commissionerate police in January 2016. They had been running their criminal empire in Cuttack and other parts of the state.

In March this year, Sushant was shifted to Bolangir jail from Jharpada by the Commissionerate Police.

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