Seven dreaded crim­i­nals ar­rested in city

The Political and Business Daily - - ODISHA FOUCS -

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.

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