Cuttack cops arrest 14 inter-state dacoits

Cuttack: Fourteen inter-state dacoits allegedly involved in a National Highway robbery incident last month, were arrested here and sent to jail today.

DCP Sanjiv Arora said at least nine of them had waylaid a steel rod-laden truck near Birupa Bridge on NH-5 under Jagatpur police station here on the night of August 26.

The consignment belonging to a private company, was on its way to Kolkata from Karnataka by road.

The dacoits had disposed off the booty with at least five receivers, who were also arrested on charges of receiving the stolen properties.

“All the 14 arrested yesterday by the Jagatpur police were forwarded to court today and were remanded to jail custody,” Arora said.

The Police have seized the stolen truck, 26 MT of steel rods, a car, a motorcycle and 18 mobile phones. The arrests were made following registration of a case on a written complaint of the Manager working for the private company’s Angul branch.