Cuttack: A group of Congress leader from Barachana assembly constituency today met DIG Himansu Lal of Crime Branch STF, alleging local MLA and government chief whip Amar Prasad Satpathy’s links with gangster Tito who is already behind the bars.
The Congress delegation led by former minister Sitakant Mohapatra alleged that Tito was able to spread his crime net in Barachana area at the behest of Satpathy. So, the government chief whip should be brought under the purview of investigation, they added.
They alleged Tito was given undue favour in obtaining lease of sand quarry and stone quarry in the areas and he earned large amount from this business illegally and the local MLA had shielded him.
Responding such allegations, MLA Satpathy said Congress is trying gain political mileage by levelling such charges. The investigating agency is probing the case and let it complete the inquiry, he said, adding that it is the STF which can expose the crime activities of D-brothers and Tito.