BHUBANESWAR/CUTTACK:The court of Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate, Cuttack on Tuesday granted Commissionerate Police to take Sushil and Sushant Dhal Samanta on a fresh five-day custodial remand.
While the police had prayed for eight-day remand of the Dhal Samanta brothers, the SDJM allowed a remand of five days.
The Dhal Samantas were produced in the SDJM’s court after their seven-day extended remand ended on Tuesday. So far, the siblings have been in police custody for 19 days since their arrest on January 29.
The investigation of the case is revolving around the murder of the duo’s estranged associates Dipu and Omm. However, the recent arrests of gangsters from across the State have revealed crucial details about organised crimes the brothers had orchestrated, Cuttack DCP Sanjeev Arora said.
A senior police official said while the Dhal Samanta brothers were together during the entire sequence of taking Dipu and Omm from Cuttack to a farmhouse at Athagarh, their murder and dumping bodies in Guan at Jharkhand, there was no coherence in their statements.
We are trying to trace the vehicle in which the bodies of the former associates of Sushil and Suhant were transported for disposal. However, it has been difficult to elicit the details as the duo is not cooperating during interrogation and manipulating statements frequently, the official added.
Police will pray for taking a close associate of the Dhal Samanta brothers, Debasis Kar, on remand on Wednesday. Kar is currently lodged in Choudwar Jail. Meanwhile, Cuttack Police continued its raids in different parts of the City and shortlisted three persons who are likely to be arrested by the end of this week, sources said.