Remand ends: Gangster Tito to be produced before Kendrapara SDJM court today

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Bhubaneswar: Gangster Tito alias Syed Usman Ali will be produced before the Kendrapara SDJM Court today as his five-day remand period ended.

However, the Crime Branch will appeal before the court to take the gangster on remand for three more days for further interrogation on his crime and business network along with inter-state links.

A team of Crime Branch Special Task Force (STF) had moved for Kolkata on Sunday to gather information regarding his alleged links and properties in the city.

On Saturday, the STF sleuths raided Simron garment shop and its two stores owned by G Babu and a mobile shop owned by Syed Sabir Ali which were subsequently sealed after thorough verification. The raids were conducted with the help of Kendrapara police in the presence of an executive magistrate.

A day earlier, the STF conducted raids at Tito’s Kobra transport office, his Sambul Traders office located at bypass road of Kendrapara, a bike showroom at Patamundai, his petrol pumps in Paradip and Kendrapara, his office of Benazir Infra Pvt. Ltd, a Stevedore company office at Paradip and office of his CA in Cuttack.

Several incriminating documents and details of benami transactions of Tito have been uncovered during the raids. A process has been initiated to freeze several bank accounts of Tito and his associates, the CB officials said.

During Saturday’s raid, six cheque books and one passbook had been seized from Tito’s house. The CB officials searched offices of Tito and his brother Sappo and found several incriminating articles. Besides, 17 tippers and one trailer and eight excavators were seized from the yard of Benazir Infrastructure Private Ltd. The filling station at Kendrapada has been sealed.

As many as 37 files and documents and three CPUs were seized from M/S Sumbul traders, owned by Tito. The CB officials also sealed the office of Sumbul traders.

One CPU, one hard disk, one CCTV DVR and two cell phones were seized from the house of Sappu. Documents from Paradip filling station have been seized and the filling station was sealed.

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