Gangster Sushant Dhal Samanta to be shifted to Balangir jail


Cuttack: Dreaded gangster Sushant Dhal Samanta will be shifted from Jharpada jail in Bhubaneswar to Balangir jail in Odisha.

Hearing a plea of the Commissionerate police the Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) court (rural), Cuttack, allowed shifting the gangster.

The police had approached the court seeking permission for shifting Dhal Samanta from Bhubaneswar following Bijan Pal firing incident.

The gangster was accused of making criminal conspiracy from inside the jail to murder contractor Bijan Pal at Subhadrapur under Cuttack Sadar police limits on Feb 23.

Following the firing case, earlier, the Commissionerate police had taken Dhal Samanta along with BJD’s sacked CMC Corporator Ranjita Biswal on three-day remand for investigation.

Ranjita was arrested on March 7 on charges of supplying firearms to Mrutyunjay Nayak for murder of Pal.

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