Notorious criminal Sushant Dhalsamant to be shifted to Bolangir jail

Cuttack: The Judicial Magistrate First Class (Rural) court, Cuttack on Thursday allowed the Commissionerate police to shift Sushant Dhalsamant, the elder of the gangster siblings, from Jharpada Special Jail in Bhubaneswar to Bolangir jail.

Police had sought the permission of the court for shifting the notorious criminal from Jharpara special jail after it was ascertained that he hatched a conspiracy to eliminate Bijan Pal from behind the bars.

The Commissionerate Police had on March 13 taken Sushant and Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) corporator Ranjita Biswal on three-day remand in connection with the Bijan Pal firing case in Cuttack.

On February 23, criminal Mrutunjaya Nayak alias Miku fired at one Bijan Pal at Subhadrapur in Sadar police station limits. Miku was released from Jharpada Special Jail three days before the mishap.

He was arrested from on March 3 in connection with the firing. During interrogation, Miku revealed the involvement of Ranjita Biswal leading to her arrest.

The Commissionerate Police had on January 29, 2016, arrested Sushant Dhalsamant and Sushil Dhalsamant for their alleged involvement in kidnapping and murder of their aide Manoj Mallick. The Dhalsamant brothers have been charged in several other cases as well.

The younger brother Sushil is now lodged in Balasore jail.