Berhampur: March 20 (LocalWire): Police on Wednesday foiled a major dacoity bid, with the arrests of five armed criminals near the Haradakhandi tank in Bada Bazar area here.
The accused were identified as Pintu Sethi (28), his brother Papu (22), P. Rajesh Rao (24), Kalia Dakua (22) and Rajat Sahu (23), said inspector in-charge Prasant Bhupati.
Several cases of armed robbery were pending against them, Bhupati said.
The gang was busted during a routine police patrol. They were planning a major crime, he said.
A pistol, five live ammunition, three swords and two motor-cycles, without registration numbers were seized from their possession.
Police have increased vigil in the city for the upcoming elections.
Last week, police had arrested five other criminals from an over-bridge near Haladiapadara and seized several fire arms, live ammunition and crude bombs.