Berhampur, March 31 (LocalWire): In a crackdown on anti-social elements on Sunday, Berhampur police arrested four members of a gang from Chandan Nagara of the city.
The arrested persons have been identified Shiba Gahanta, Sahankar Parida, Dora Behera and Santosh Kumar Sethy. Another accused managed to escape.
A country-made pistol, two live ammunition, two crude bombs, sword, iron rod and a motorcycle were seized from them, said additional SP (Berhampur) Prabhat Kumar Routray.
He said that a police team picked them up during a patrolling while they were planning to commit a major dacoit in the area. Several criminal cases were pending against them.
Police have launched a special drive against anti-socials in the town in view of the elections on April 11. Earlier, police had busted another anti-social gang with the arrest of 20 persons.