Dacoity foiled, inter-state gang busted

Rourkela: An inter-state dacoit gang was busted with the arrest of seven dacoits from a lodge in Uditnagar, police said today.

Gang leader Sanjiv Kumar and other members were picked up on Friday from the lodge where they were staying with plans to carry out robberies in the civil township area and loot trucks on highways, they said.

The gang members belong to neighbouring Jharkhand. However, police is yet to nab their local contacts.

One loaded pistol, a sharp weapon and a car and seven mobile phones were seized from them.

The arrested were produced before a local court which remanded them to jail custody.