Crime

Tito’s wife Benazir Bibi quizzed by CB

Bhubaneswar: The Special Task Force (STF) of Odisha Crime Branch interrogated gangster Tito alias Syed Usman Ali’s wife Benazir Bibi, who is the owner of properties worth Rs 90 lakh.

The STF is investigating the source of these properties as Benazir is claimed to be a home maker.

The Crime Branch has also started processing to freeze the bank accounts of Tito, his wife and 16 of their relatives.

Most of his properties were registered in the name of his wife.

The Crime Branch also froze his bank account having a deposit of Rs 16,42,000 at Kendrapada bazaar branch on Thursday.

During the course of the investigation, an audi car worth of Rs 90 lakh, which is also in the name of Benazir, has been seized.

The probe agency will also raid a petrol pump owned by gangster.

Tito will be produced before Kendrapara SDJM court tomorrow as his remand period concluded today. The Crime Branch STF will again seek 10-days remand, ADG Himansu Lal said.

Earlier, the Crime Branch officials had produced Tito before the Kendrapada SDJM court and sought 10-day remand for interrogating him on his crime network, inter-state and business links.

However, the court granted permission for remand of four more days on July 9.

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