Bhubaneswar: A team of the special task force (STF) of the Crime Branch on Friday conducted raids at several commercial and residential premises of Syed Usman Ali alias Tito and his associates including residences of his brothers at Dilarpur.
The STF carried out the raids with the help of Kendrapara police in the presence of the executive magistrate.
The team raided 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, office of a Stevedore company at Paradip and office of his CA in Cuttack.
Several incriminating documents and details of benami transactions of Tito have been uncovered and were being investigated into, the CB officials said.
The raid was conducted under the guidance of DIG (STF) Himanshu Lal with the support of SP (STF) Satyajeet Nayak and Kendrapara SP Niti Shekhar.
Notably, Tito who is involved in several crimes was arrested following an encounter by the STF near Chandikhole in Jajpur on June 30.
At present, the gangster is on a six-day crime branch remand. The CB officials conducted the raid after eliciting some vital clues during Tito’s interrogation on third day today.