Seven dreaded criminals arrested in city
AS part of its drive against the criminal elements, the Commissionerate Police here on Thursday arrested seven dreaded criminals while the gang was allegedly planning to launch a major offensive on the city.
“A team of Markat Nagar police around Thursday afternoon raided a hideout behind a local petrol pump and nabbed the gang members, including its leader one Bijay Kumar Sahu (26) of nearby Banki locality”, said Cuttack DCP Sanjiv Arora.
Arora said all the arrested have cases pending against them in Banki, Nayagarh and Cantonment police station of the city. Police have also seized one revolver, two live ammunition, one dagger, a motorcycle, two cell phones and one camera from their possession.
Arora said the modus operandi of the gang was to move around at deserted places equipped with lethal weapons in search of their potential targets. “Finding the opportunistic moment, the gang would either commit burglary or robbery”, the DCP said.
Besides Bijay, other arrested include Birbar Gochhayat (24), Maharag Bhoi (36), Batakrushna Gochhayat (37) (all from Banki) and Goga Behera (20) of Tangi in Khurda, Trinath Saha (24) of Cuttack city and Rakesh Behera (26) of Nimapara in Puri district.
All these arrested persons have at least two cases pending in Nayagarh PS, three cases pending in Banki PS and as many as six cases pending in Cantonment PS of the city, police sources said.