Berhampur, March 11 (LocalWire): A major dacoity bid has been foiled in Balipada with the arrest of four members of an armed gang of robbers, police said on Monday.
Weapons, including firearms and sharp edged weapons, were seized from the accused during na search and capture operation on Sunday night.
The accused were identified as Tofan Sethy, T. Purna Chandra, Salim Khan and Sambar Khatai.
Another gang member, however, managed to escape, said sub-divisional police officer Berhampur Sadara Jayant Kumar Mohapatra. He said they were wanted in several cases.
Following a tip-off, police raided their hideout around 1.30 am in Balipada village and nabbed them. They were planned for a major robbery in the area, he said.
A pistol, a sword, two knives, an iron rod, three mobile phones and a motorbike seized from the accused.