5 including 2 home guards arrested for loot in Koraput
Five people including two home guards were arrested for allegedly looting Rs. 1.15 lakh case from two people in Odisha’s Koraput district.
Koraput: Five people including two home guards were arrested for allegedly looting Rs. 1.15 lakh case from two people in Odisha’s Koraput district.
According to sources, the incident took place when the two from Andhra Pradesh were reportedly on their way to Jeypore to buy a power tiller. Due to excess heat, they decided to take a rest in a rest shed. In the meantime, the five accused reached the spot in a car and assaulted them. The five accused beat them up, snatched all their money, and fled the spot.
Following the incident, the two men lodged a complaint at the nearby police station. Based on a complaint by the two men, Nandapur police registered a case and launched a manhunt to nab the accused.
During the investigation, the home guards were nabbed and apprehended.
Speaking to the media, Nandapur SDPO Sanjay Mahapatra said, “This was definitely a challenging task and very saddening at the same time. Out of the five accused, three are our staff including two home guards and a ‘gram rakhi’. The two other accused are local criminals who were previously involved in cases of ganja smuggling, extortion, and loots.”
“But, the law is equal for all, be it home guards, policemen, advocates, politicians, journalists, or some professional criminals. Strict action will be taken as per law,” SDPO added.