Revised PIL filed for CBI probe in DS brothers’ case

Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Feb 18:

A revised public interest litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Orissa High Court on Wednesday demanding Dhalsamanta brothers’ case to be handed over to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for an impartial probe.


The PIL filed earlier by RTI activist Pradeep Pradhan was readmitted to court after it was revised yesterday. The petition prayed to the court that the influential persons with D-brothers’ links be made a party in the case.

The PIL has made a party, Sushant and Sushil Dhalsamanta, former working president of Cuttack Nagar Yuvak Sangh Debasish Ghosh, Cuttack-Barabati MLA Debashish Samantaray.

The revised petition has demanded that many organizations as well as 17 persons, including Sushant and Sushil Dhalsamanta, Debasish Ghosh, Kuna Tripathy, National Research Organization, Information Bureau (Narcotics Control Bureau), Revenue Intelligence Bureau and Directorate General of Income Tax (Investigation) should be made a party in the case.

It may be noted that CBI SP, state Home Secretary, Police commissioner, Union Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions secretary have been made parties in the case who were name in the earlier petition too.

The petition says that the Dhalsamanta brothers have deep connection with the political bigwigs and it was not possible for police commissionerate to do an unbiased investigation.

In the Cuttack Nagar Yuvak Sangh functions where Sushil Dhalsamanta was a key functionary, prominent personalities like BJP leader Sameer De, Tirtol MLA Rajashree Mallick, as well as various BJP and Congress members also visited there.

Since Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, former MP and Congress leader Bhakta Charan Das have also been seen in these functions, the petition says it is impossible for the police commissionerate to have an unbiased investigation. Therefore, a Central agency should do the inquiry.

It adds that various sophisticated weapons and arms dump were found from DS brothers’ possession during raids which shows that they have high contacts with arms dealers. In view of this, the investigations should be done by CBI, the petitioner has appealed.

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