Police foil robbery bid, arrest 4 in Angul

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Angul: By foiling a robbery bid Angul Police last night arrested at least four members of a dacoit gang after conducting a raid in Matia Sahi area here.

The held robbers have been identified as Sagar Sahu (21) of Jarasingha, Subrat Katar (26) of Angar Bandh along with Ajit Sharma (40) and Arun Manda (31) of neighbouring Bihar State.

Acting upon a tip-off a team of Angul Police launched a raid on the hideout of the gang which was running inside a house in Matia Sahi late last night. During the raid at least five members of the gang were spotted hatching a plan of robbery. While one of the members managed to escape from the spot finding police the rest four were nabbed.

Police also seized one country-made pistol, a few live bullets, one mobile phone, one sword and cash from the possession of the held accused during the raid.

While interrogation of the held accused is underway police are also trying to trace the absconding member of the gang.

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