Sidharth Tanmoy Dash

Bhubaneswar: Notorious inter-state bank robber Madhab Ravi Das, who is wanted in four states including Odisha, Bihar, West Bengal and Jharkhand, was nabbed by Bihar Police today.

According to sources, a team of Odisha police has left for Bihar to bring Das on a 15-day remand.

Das is reported to be involved in robberies at various places across Odisha including the April 6, 2018 loot at the Andhra Bank branch in Angul in which cash worth more than Rs 1 crore and other valuables were looted. Das had also masterminded the robbery at the Indian Bank branch in Angul along with the Rs 41 lakh-loot at the Indian Overseas Bank branch in Rourkela on June 28, 2018, informed sources.

“Das started his career from Maoist Communist Centre (MCC) as a Naxal in 1990, but was ousted from the organization following a murder. Then he created various groups of his own and started his infamous career as a bank dacoit. He and his teams (believed to be 10 in number) have committed several bank robberies in the past. Das has even confessed to his crimes,” informed Angul SP, Mitrabhanu Mohapatra.