Ganjam/Bhubaneswar, 08/07/2017 ( Odisha Samachar / Abhisek Mohanty )- : In a major breakthrough, Crime Branch of Mumbai and Berhampur police on Saturday arrested four persons from Berhampur and Chhatrapur areas in Ganjam district for their alleged underworld links.
The accused have been identified as T Laxminarayan Sharoff (the mastermind), Pradip Choudhury, Suresh Kumar Satapathy and Santosh Kumar Sahu.
“Honk Kong-based gangster Chhota Rajan’s close associate Suresh Pujari had demanded an extortion money of Rs 2 crore from a Mumbai-based real estate businessman over phone by the help of these persons. After tracing the call, the Crime Branch came to know that the phone call was diverted to a local call through China made-SIM boxes from Berhampur. The gang also used to make calls to many other places of the country through these SIM boxes. Five SIM boxes and many fake identity cards have been recovered from the accused persons’, a police officer said.