Nitesh Kumar Sahoo

The Commissionerate Police busted the notorious ‘bouncer gang’ in Bhubaneswar on Thursday. The gang was allegedly involved in taking forceful possession of disputed land in the capital city. 

Seven members of the gang have been arrested for ransacking two shops in Nayapalli area of the Capital City.

As per reports, on March 24, the members of the ‘bouncer gang’ ransacked two shops of two businesspersons identified as Subas Aggrawal and Pradeep Samal. 

“It seems the person who purchased the land, gave a contract to raze down the shops. The land is in our possession since the day it was purchased. As they wanted to illegally take possession of the land and failed, they demolished the shops,” alleged Pradeep Samal.

“Such activities are nothing less than ‘gundaraj’. Even if we want, we can’t do anything. We are extremely surprised as such criminal activity is happening in a city which we consider safe," said Ayush Bansal another trader in the area. 

On the other hand, DCP Prateek Singh said, “We identified the members from the CCTV footage. Along with the prime accused, as many as seven members of the gang have been arrested. All the members of the gang mainly work as bouncers. They stream fear among people by showing off their physical strength. And this is their part-time work.”

Singh further added, “They ransacked the shops and razed down the structure.”

According to sources, several cases are pending against Nakul Mahakud, leader of the ‘bouncer gang’. Earlier, NSA was also invoked against Mahakud. Meanwhile, other members of the gang also have different criminal cases lodged against them. 

After arrest, the members of the gang were produced before the court, Singh informed.

Reported by Alok Mohanty