BHUBANESWAR/CUTTACK:Even as police are uncovering huge wealth and business dealings extending beyond Odisha and spanning several States, the Income Tax (IT) Department on Tuesday joined the probe to get to the source of crores of rupees seized from Dhal Samanta brothers.
A special team of IT officials has been formed to investigate into the finances of the brothers, who are now in a seven-day police remand. While the accused were brought to Chauliaganj police station for interrogation, the IT team sought to quiz the duo.
The team asked the officials of Commissionerate Police for the details on the seizures of cash and money sources including accounts and wanted to question the brothers.
“We have provided the details of finances, including cash, bank accounts and other dealings, that have been unearthed or seized till date. Further details will also be shared with the IT department as investigation progresses,” DCP Sanjeev Arora said.
So far, cash to the tune of Rs three crore has been seized from the Dhal Samanta brothers including Rs 2.65 crore from their Cuttack resident, Rs seven lakh from a bank account in Vizag and Rs 12.44 lakh from the possession of one of their associates.
The duo, through extortion, amassed huge amount of accounted wealth which was diverted into their business of ore handling and transportation.
While more bank accounts of the accused are being verified, the Enforcement Directorate is also likely to join the probe, sources said.
Meanwhile, the Commissionerate Police prepared a dossier listing the key aides of the Dhal Samantas who assisted them in executing kidnapping and other criminal activities.
While some of the suspects have already been identified and are likely to be nabbed in a day or two, others have fled apprehending arrest, a senior police official said.