Sanjeev Kumar Pradhan

Jeypore: Town Police busted an inter-state dacoity gang after arresting seven persons in Jeypore on Monday.

Acting on a tip off, police conducted a raid when the dacoits were planning a robbery. While five arrested persons have been identified as residents of Madhya Pradesh, two of them are local residents, sources said.

Police have seized iron rods and five mobile phones from their possession.

“Most-wanted criminal Javed was arrested after an encounter last week and specials teams were engaged to trace and nab his associates. Seven dacoits including the two associates of Javed have been arrested.” Inspector In-Charge (IIC) of Jeypore Town Police Station, Baleswar Giddhi said.

Jeypore Police had arrested hardcore criminal SK Javed Akhtar after an encounter near Irrigation Colony in Jeypore town last week.