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Odisha CB Initiates Move To Freeze Bank Accounts Of Gangster Tito & Kin

07 July 2018

Bikash Das

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Cuttack: In a move to tighten its noose around the neck of history sheeter Tito alias Syed Usman Ali and his accomplices, the Special Task Force (STF) of Odisha Crime Branch (CB) has written to various banks to freeze bank accounts of the arrested gangster and his relatives, informed DIG-cum-STF chief Himanshu Lal today.

Addressing media persons here, Lal said, "We had searched the residence and other business establishments of Tito and his aides yesterday and found some incriminating documents. His petrol pump and other business establishments have been sealed and raids at various other places are still underway to unearth his links with criminals."

Raids were today conducted on several commercial and residential premises of Tito and his associates, including his brother's house at Dilawarpur in Kendrapara.

Following the raids and thorough verification, garment shops owned by G Babu, mobile shop owned by Syed Sabir Ali, the office of Kobra Transport and Sumbul Traders, one bike showroom and a filling station owned by Tito were sealed by the STF.

Similarly, the office of a Stevedore company at Paradip, the office of Tito's Chartered Accountant in Cuttack and another filling station of Tito in Paradip were sealed.

The STF during the course of investigation seized six cheque books and one passbook from the house of Tito, several incriminating documents from his offices. CPUs, hard disk, CCTV DVR and two cell phones were also seized during the raid.

Besides, 17 number of tippers, one trailer and eight excavators were seized from the yard of Benazir Infrastructure Private Limited.

STF officials along with district police had raided Tito’s house at Dilawarpur village on Friday. Simultaneous raids were conducted on residences and offices of his suspected aides in several places of the district.

Notably, STF had arrested Tito on June 30 in a police encounter near Chandikhol in Jajpur district. He was taken on a five-day remand on July 4.

More than hundred cases of murder, dacoity, extortion, kidnapping and tender fixing are pending against him at different police stations across the State.

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Himanshu Lal, DIG-cum-STF Chief, Crime Branch, Odisha