Kendrapara: The Special Task Force (STF) of Odisha Crime Branch on Wednesday took gangster Tito alias Syed Usman Ali on five-day remand.
The Crime Branch had appealed for 10-day remand of the gangster. However, the Kendrapara Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate (SDJM) court allowed it to take him on remand of five days.
A team of Crime Branch STF led by DIG Himanshu Lal had picked up Tito from his house in Kendrapara district. The team had to open fire on him when he attempted to flee near Chandikhol in Jajpur district.
The gangster sustained bullet injuries and was admitted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack.
Nearly four hours after the incident, the Crime Branch had nabbed six of Tito’s associates following separate raids.
Tito is allegedly involved more than 50 cases pertaining to tender fixing.
Later, DGP RP Sharma had instructed all district SPs, Range IGs and DIGs to inform about the cases pending against Tito and his associates at different police stations coming under their respective jurisdictions.