Kendrapara: The Special Task Force (STF) of Odisha Crime Branch detained another aide of gangster Tito alias Syed Uman Ali, Saroj Pati for interrogation late on Wednesday.
A team of the STF picked up Pati from his house at Mahipal in Kendrapara district for questioning him in connection with his links with the gangster, his criminal activities and other affairs.
According to sources in police, Pati is the sole accused of destroying CCTV footage at the gangster’s house. Besides, he had also allegedly help Tito’s brothers to escape police arrest.
On August 11, the STF had arrested an associate of Tito identified as Shaikh Shakir Ali from Krishnanandapur village under Tirtol police limits in Jagatsinghpur district for interrogation to ascertain his links with criminal activities of the gangster.
Before that, on July 30 the STF had arrested two other aides of gangster Tito identified as Alok Mallick and Deepak Swain from Paradip in Jagatsinghpur district. The two had allegedly attended a meeting with the gangster at Goa to plot some criminal activities, it was learnt.
Apart from these persons, more than 14 persons have already been arrested so far, for their alleged links with gangster Tito.