Cuttack: The Lalbag police here today arrested two associates of jailed gangster brothers- Sushant and Sushil Dhala Samanta.
The two arrested are Sasikanta Khandai alias Danny of Kaligali and Ranjit Singh alias Rania of Hasinabad in Chandinichowk.
The cops also seized two country-made guns, 69 rounds of live bullets, three magazines, a car, a motorcycle and two mobile phones from their possession.
Sources said a written complaint was lodged against the duo at Lalbag police station by one Riyaz Baux (32) of Banka Bazar on August 11. During an investigation, it was revealed that the two associates were reorganizing the gang for D-brothers in Cuttack for extortion from different Bali Ghats owners functioning in and around the city.
The two associates of jailed gangster duo pressurized the complainant to restart gang activities. They asked the complainant to come to Chunabhati Lane where they handed him over a list of targets from whom money was to be extorted, police said.
They also made several calls to their targets in front of the complainant. Later, when Pappy declined the offer, they trained gun on him and threatened of dire consequences. When he raised alarm, the duo fled the scene. Soon after, he went to the nearest police station and filed a written complaint, police added.
“We launched a follow-up action leading to arrest of two accused. Several criminal cases pending against them. Pistols, live ammunition and other items have been seized. Further investigation is on,” said Cuttack DCP Prateek Singh.
The two have been arrested under Sections 294, 506, 385, 386, 120 (B) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) r/w Section 25 and 27 of Arms Act.
Earlier, Danny was arrested in connection with a D-link case lodged at Chauliaganj police station.