Inter-state dacoit gang busted, 8 arrested

Rayagada: In a major breakthrough, the Rayagada police have busted an inter-state dacoit gang and arrested eight members.

The cops also seized two cars, two bikes and eight mobile phones from their possession, said Rayagada SP K Siva Subramani at a press meet today.

A special team of Rayagada police was formed to nab the dacoits. While eight members of the gang have been arrested, another accused is still at large. The arrested eight would be forwarded to court today, the SP added.

“A Special Squad under the leadership of Rayagada SDPO and IIC conducted a raid at Mutabali village of Phulbani district and arrested the dacoits from their hideout. All of them have criminal antecedents and are involved in robbery and loot of cars in Rayagada, Kandhamal, Boudh, Bolangir, Subarnapur districts. We have recovered the stolen properties and they will be court forwarded today,’’ said Subramani.