Gang of dacoits escape during police encounter in Jeypore
Jeypore: At least three dreaded criminal managed to escape during an encounter by Jeypore Town Police which took place in Gopabandhu Nagar area in Jeypore town in Koraput district on Saturday.
As per the report, a team of Jeypore Town Police headed by IIC Baleshwar Gidhi raided a house in Gopabandhu Nagar under its jurisdiction after getting a tip-off on the presence of a gang of dacoits in the wee hours today. The gang which was planning for a massive robbery in the area, during the raid opened fire at police in a bid to escape.
After the police team had a close shave in the crossfire a fierce gun battle erupted between the two sides in which at least three criminals identified as Rakesh Prasad, Shankar Sahu and Shiv Shankar Panigrahi managed to give the cops a slip.
Police have launched a massive search operation in the area to nab the escaped dacoit trio.