8 imposters in police guise arrested during dacoity bid in Jeypore

Koraput: The Jeypore Town police today arrested eight persons while they were allegedly planning for a dacoity near Power House chhak here.

According to sources, the eight imposters were planning to loot vehicles travelling from Koraput to Madhya Pradesh on the national highway. However, acting on a tip-off, the Jeypore Town Police reached the spot and the arrested them before they could commit the crime.

Police recovered a car bearing registration number of Madhya Pradesh, 12 mobile phones, a country-made pistol and drugs from their possession.

Sources in police further said that the arrested miscreants might be involved in smuggling of cannabis.
Baleswar Gidhi, IIC, Jeypore Town Police said, “The miscreants were planning a loot when we reached the spot and arrested them. We have seized a car, 12 mobiles, police uniform and sharp weapons from them.”