Jajpur: Police today busted a gang of dacoits and arrested five persons in Binjharpur. Police have seized gold ornaments weighing 200 grams and silver ornaments weighing 300 grams from the accused.
Police said that the gang was nabbed while the accused were planning to commit dacoity in a jewellery shop in the area last night.
Police have also seized a country made pistol and other sharp-edged weapons from the gang members.
Police said that the gang is involved in a number of dacoity cases in the district. “They used to dispose of the ornaments in Cuttack. We are also trying to nab two other gang members,’ said a police official.