Kendrapara: Dreaded gangster Sayed Usman Ali alias Tito was shifted to Jharpara Jail in Bhubaneswar on Friday from Kendrapara Sub-Jail.
The arrested gangster was produced before the Bhubaneswar Court and sent to the Jharpara Jail, sources said.
As elections will be held in Kendrapara on April 29, it is suspected that the arrested gangster might cause disturbance and influence witnesses of the criminal cases registered against him, said STF SP Prashant Bhoi.
Earlier, the STF had written a letter to the Kendrapara Jail authorities to shift the arrested gangster from the jail.
Meanwhile, security has been tightened in Jharpara Jail, sources said.