Dacoit gang busted in Ganjam; 6 held, arms seized

KalingaTV News Network

Bhanjanagar: Busting a dacoit gang in Ganjam district, police arrested six of its members from Bhanjanagar-Aska Road near Jagadalpur village last night and seized a cache of weapons from their possession.

The arrested dacoits have been identified as Bikram Mishra, Alekha Nahak, Sukuria Swain, Raja Biswal, Dhruba Palei and Ganesh Muni.

Aska Police conducted the raid after getting a tip-off on its whereabouts late in the night. After reaching Bhanjanagar-Aska Road near Jagadalpur, the cops found the gang members busy in hatching a plan for their next robbery and took them into custody.

Police also seized a sum of Rs 20000, one pistol, two bombs, one sword, nine mobile sets along with three bikes from the possession of the arrested dacoits.

The gang was involved in a number of robbery incidents under Aska, Rambha, Digapahandi, Patapur, Shergarh and Badagada police limits said police. It was active for last one year, they added.

The arrested dacoits have been forwarded to court today.

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