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4 of gang arrested while planning dacoity in Kendrapara

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Kendrapara: In a major crackdown on crimes like chain snatching, extortion, robbery and firing in the district, Kendrapara Town Police on Wednesday busted a dacoit gang  involved in such cases in Ichhapur area of the city. Police arrested four members of the gang while they were planning a dacoity and seized arms and ammunition from their possession.

The arrested dacoits have been identified as Dillip Kumar Das of Nuagaon in Bhadrak district, Ramesh Ganda of Salipur in Cuttack, Chandrakant Mallick of Nagapatna in Kendrapara and Manoj Rout of Balichandrapur in Jajpur.

After getting a tip-off on the presence of the dacoit gang in Ichhapur area last night, Kendrapara Town Police raided its hideout located near the Gundicha Temple. During the raid, police arrested four members of the gang and seized 3 Autorickshaws, 1 bike, 1 pistol, 1 bhujali, a number of live bullets, 13 mobile sets and 16 SIM cards.

Police said the mastermind of the gang Dillip, who was running a bike garage on Chhagaria-Ichhapur road under the fake identity of Rabi Mohanty, was on police radar in several robbery cases. The other arrested members of the gang too have a number of cases of loot, snatching, extortion and theft from temples pending against them at various police stations in Kendrapara, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Puri and Bhubaneswar, it added.

Police has charged the arrested four under Section 399,402, 34 of IPC, Section 25 in Arms Act and has forwarded them to court.