Bhubaneswar: Notorious gangster Sayeed Usman Ali alias Tito, who was lodged at the Kendrapara Sub-Jail, was shifted t0 Jharpada Special Jail here today.
Tito was arrested by the Special Task Force (STF) of Crime Branch near Chandikhole in Jajpur in July last year and since then he was behind the bars at the Kendrapara Sub-Jail.
Several cases, including murder, extortion, tender fixing, robbery and theft are pending against Tito at different police stations in Kendrapara, Jajpur and Cuttack districts.
Sources said to avoid any untoward incident during polling in Kendrapara, the Prison authorities shifted the dreaded the criminal to Bhubaneswar. Kendrapara parliamentary constituency will go to polls on April 29.
Notably, some of the most gruesome and high profile crimes have been witnessed in the recent times in Kendrapara. Similarly, the district is also reportedly witnessing a spurt in number of gangsters. Police too arrested a few notorious criminals in the district following encounter.