Bhubaneswar, March 20 (LocalWire): The special task force of the police on Wednesday arrested a dreaded criminal, wanted in several cases of murder and theft, during a raid here.
According to police, Sangram Samantray, a member of an interstate gang, used to loot aluminum consignments from trucks and kill the drivers, before fleeing the scene with his associates.
The 28-year-old criminal, who was absconding since 2015, was involved in several cases of truck-hijack and murder. Two non-bailable arrest warrants were pending against him.
Police said that the gang had applied a similar modus-operandi in all the crimes.
The gang members would identify themselves as employees of a finance company and force the truck drivers to stop. They then take the occupants in the vehicle to an isolated spot and kill them.
The gang used to sell the aluminum consignment and the trucks in Kolkata.