Bhubaneswar, Aug 1: The Commissionerate Police while making crackdown against criminal elements busted a five-member dacoit’s gang along with their kingpin here on Saturday.
The arrested have been identified as Some Jena (26) of Shantipalli Basti, Laxmidhar Nail( (26) of Telugu Basti, RRL Campus, Rajesh Behera (20) Basti Bikash Parisada, Saliasahi; Ranjit Pradhan (30) Iskon Basti and Biju Palai of Sahidnagar.
The police team arrested the accused while they were assembled in the isolated area of near Mancheswar village and planning to commit a dacoity from sand quarry of Kuakhai river, Mancheswar.
Acting, on a tipoff, a police team led SI SK Biswal conducted raid at the back side of an isolated place of Biju Patnaik Club and Gym Center, Mancheswar and apprehended the dacoits armed with firearms and other lethal weapons.
The police also seized a country-made gun, live ammunitions, iron knife, billhook, two bike, mobile phone and two packets of chili powder.