Berhampur, March 14 (LocalWire): Patrolling police arrested five members of an anti-social gang and foiled a dacoity bid near Haladiapadara over bridge today. Several weapons, including firearms were also seized from the accused.
Several cases were pending against each of the accused who were apprehended with a single-shot pistol, two live ammunitions, two crude bombs, three swords, one mobile set and cash, inspector-in-charge of Goshaninuagon police station Sumeet Soren said. To ensure free and fair polls, police has intensified patrolling in the area, he said.
The accused have been identified as Bhabani Shankar Padhy of Gate Bazar area, Sujit Kumar Sahu of Old Berhampur, Prasant Kumar Sahu, Sarat Sahu and Sushant Sahu of Ankushapur near here, said SDPO, Berhampur, Bishnu Prasad Pati.
Four days ago, police also busted an anti-social gang and arrested four people at Balipada under Berhampur Sadara police station. A pistol, a sword, two knives, on iron rod, three mobile sets and a motorbike were seized.