Five members of looters’ gang arrested

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Balasore: In a major a breakthrough the town police on Saturday arrested five members of a lootera gang from Patrapada area in the city and forwarded them to court.

The police have also seized an air gun, a dagger, seven mobile phones, gold chain and three motor cycles from their possession.

The arrested goons have been identified as Satya Prakash Jena of Patrapada, Akshya Kumar Palai of Badasahi area in Mayurbhanj district, Jiban Mohapatra, Nihar Ranjan Bhuian of Basudevpur area of Bhadrak district and Dhirak Majhi of Sunahat village.

Bijay Murmu, inspector-in-charge of Town police station said, “We have arrested five persons of the lootera gang and two members of the gang managed to escape during the raid. We have seized an air gun, a dagger, seven mobile phones, gold chain and three motor cycles from their possession.”

The gang was involved in several cases of loot that took place in the town area in the recent past, Murmu added.

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