BHUBANESWAR: Former MP Anadi Sahu on Saturday created a flutter in the political and administrative circles here by alleging that former Director General of Police (DGP) Sanjiv Marik had links with gangsters Dhal Samanta brothers.
The former IPS officer, who was a Congress MP from Cuttack, said the link between the former DGP and the Dhal Samantas was so deep that they acted as the main coordinators in the marriage of Marik’s son last year.
Sahu alleged that Marik was unceremoniously shifted as DGP only 35 days before his retirement after he transferred a police officer at Cuttack who was investigating into the activities of the Dhal Samanta brothers.
Marik had opened two accounts in Corporation Bank and Bank of Baroda in Bhubaneswar which had a deposit of Rs 2.5 crore. But Sahu failed to give details of the transactions of the bank accounts.
Dismissing the charges, the former DGP said Sahu’s allegations against him are baseless, malafide and a conspiracy to defame him. “He is a former IPS officer and he should have given the account numbers instead of making such wild allegations,” he said. “I will file a defamation suit against him,” Marik said.