Vikash Sharma

Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police claimed to have averted a major robbery plot by arresting a criminal gang from Saheed Nagar area in Bhubaneswar. The five robbers were nabbed by a team of police during night patrolling at Shantipalli slum on Sunday night.

Senior officials of the Commissionerate Police informed that one 9 MM semi-automatic pistol, three rounds of live ammunition, a car, four iron rods and other weapons have been seized from the criminals.

The accused have been identified as Biswajit Swain (30), Biswajit Dalua (26), Ranjan Sahoo (45), Sina Jena (26) and Ranjan Sahoo (28).

This is the second time in the past 24 hours that Commissionerate Police has nabbed a dacoity gang. On February 6, the cops arrested four dacoits who were part of a criminal gang that mostly used to target women during morning walk in Bhubaneswar.

All the accused were arrested following a joint raid by a team of special squad and Chandrasekharpur police. The accused have been identified as Biswanath Barik (23), Arbaj Khan (20), Lipun Sethi (20) and Mangu Behera (23).

(Edited By Ramakant Biswas)