ED Grills BJD MLA Pranab Balbantray For His ‘D-Brothers Link’

**Bhubaneswar:** As summoned earlier by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), BJD MLA Pranab Balbantray deposed before the central economic offences investigative agency on Monday for explaining his alleged nexus with the notorious gangster duo ‘D-Brothers’.

He was grilled by the ED officials for three hours.

The ruling BJD MLA from Jajpur district’s Dharmasala appeared before the Enforcement Directorate in connection with his alleged business links with arrested D-Brothers, Sushant and Sushil Dhalasamanta.

ED in its summons to the BJD MLA had asked him to submit all records relating to financial dealings allegedly with the Dhalasamanta brothers (D-Brothers)

It is alleged that the BJD MLA’s Transport Company has financial dealings with the history-sheeter Dhalasamanta siblings.

Both bothers are languishing in jail since their arrest on January 29, 2016 by the Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Commissionerate Police under the direct supervision of the then Cutack DCP Sanjeev Arora.

Earlier, Commissionerate Police has already arrested former BJD corporator Ranjita Biswal for her alleged links with notorious gangster brothers. It is alleged that Ranjita was part of the conspiracy hatched by D-brothers from jail to kill four persons, mostly contractors and others who were once part of their criminal gang.

Ranjita was the BJD Corporator of Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) Ward No-7 and following her arrest in the murder conspiracy, hatched by D-Brothers from jail, she has been suspended from ruling BJD.

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