Gangster Dhal Samanta’s address changed to Balangir jail in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Gangster Sushant Dhal Samanta was shifted to Balangir jail from Jharpada jail here today following permission from a local court.

The Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) court (rural) had allowed the Commissionerate police yesterday to relocate the gangster from Jharpada jail in Bhubaneswar to Balangir jail.

Dhal Samanta was accused of conspiring to eliminate contractor Bijan Pal even being lodged in the jail.

Earlier, the Commissionerate police had taken Dhal Samanta along with BJD’s sacked CMC Corporator Ranjita Biswal on three-day remand for investigation into firing on contractor Bijan Pal at Subhadrapur under Cuttack Sadar police limits on Feb 23.

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

Reports said Samanta had plotted the conspiracy to kill Pal. On his direction, Nayak had opened fire at Pal.

Police arrested Nayak on March 4 and seized three pistols and 55 rounds of ammunition from his possession. He had confessed to the crime during investigation and revealed that Ranjita had supplied firearms to him for murder.

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