Jharsuguda, Oct 10: The police today arrested eight persons for allegedly kidnapping an executive engineer of rural development department in Jharsuguda late Tuesday night.
The police have also seized a pistol, sharp-edged weapons, nine mobile phones and a vehicle.
According reports, the executive engineer, Manoranjan Pattnaik was kidnapped by the accused persons at gun point and sharp-edged weapons after they barged inside his official residence.
The eight persons picked him up in a jeep and rode to Bhawanipatna. Later, they took him to Utkela where they dropped him on the highway after snatching the money, gold chain and the cheque book.
They released Pattnaik from their custody on Wednesday morning on the National Highway at Utkela in Kalahandi district after snatching away cash around Rs 5,000, a 20 gm gold chain and a cheque book from his possession.