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Dacoity Bid Foiled, Four Held In Angul

07 November 2019

Diptanshu Dash

Angul: Four persons planning to commit a dacoity were nabbed by police at Gandupadia in Angul on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday.

The accused have been identified as Anil Sethi(21) of Kumanda,  Raju Behera (21) and Ranjit Gochhayat(18) of Sweeper Colony and Lipun Behera (18) of Hakimpoda.

Reportedly, Sub Inspector PC Majhi and staff of Angul Police Station were on a patrolling duty when they received information that about five to six persons have assembled at the spot and preparing to commit dacoity from heavy vehicles at the bypass road.

Based on the information, they conducted a raid at the spot and apprehended the four accused while three others managed to flee. During personal search of the accused, police seized one Bhujali, an iron road and a knife from their possession.

The four accused have been involved in various other dacoity and burglary cases earlier. They were arrested and forwarded to court today.