Special drive in Berhampur, about 400 arrested

Berhampur: As many as 392 persons allegedly involved in various crimes were arrested in Ganjam district during the last fortnight.

Police arrested the accused persons against whom non-bailable warrants were pending by launching a special drive to execute the non-bailable warrants, police sources said.

Out of the arrested persons, 265 were from Ganjam police jurisdiction and 127 belonged to Berhampur region, they said.

Some of the arrested persons were allegedly involved in heinous crimes like murder, dacoity and robbery. Police also seized some firearms including a pistol.

During the drive the police also registered over 100 excise cases and seized huge quantities of foreign and country-made liquor. Police also seized about 50 kg of mahua flowers in Berhampur during the raids, sources said.