Six dacoits arrested

Cuttack: Commissionerate police arrested six dacoits last night here while they were planning to execute a major crime ahead of puja festival.

On specific information about their planning, a special team of Markat Nagar police arrested them. Three pistols, 20 round of bullets, two daggers, mobile phones and two theft bikes were seized from their possession, DCP Sanjeev Arora said. Various cases of highway robbery against them are pending at different police stations in Cuttack, he added.

Meanwhile, Madhupatna police nabbed another two while they were extorting money from a spice company owner.