Reported by Santosh Jagdev
Bhubaneswar, May 18:
Commissionerate Police today claimed to have nabbed four ‘hard-core dacoits’ on Saturday night when they were planning to commit dacoity at Kalinga Nagar behind the SUM hospital under the Khandagiri police limits.
During the raid the police have seized one country made automatic pistol with one spare magazine, six rounds live ammunition, two daggers (Farsa), two handmade bombs, one knife, one crow bar, three cell phones and two motor bikes from their possession.
Briefing mediapersons at the Commissionerate Police headquarter here, Commissioner Dr R P Sharma said the Quick Action Team (QAT) under the leadership of SI Akash Rana, conducted a surprise raid and nabbed the hard core dacoit Kala alias Md Sekhabat (35) of Khurda along with his associates while they had assembled inside the compound of the under-construction Central School at Kalinga Nagar behind SUM hospital and were planning to commit dacoity.
The three associates of Kala were identified as Binod alias Santu Behera (22) of Tulasipur in Cuttack, Ranjit Pradhan alias Rabi (27) of Digapahandi in Ganjam and Mohan Kumar Pradhan alias Bulu (32) of G Udayagiri. They all stay in the area behind the Iskon temple under the Nayapalli police limits, police said.
Police are trying to nab another culprit identified as SK Adil alias Kal Bacha alias Firoz of Kesarpur in Mangalabag in Cuttack, who is still at large.
All the accused persons were involved in snatching, robbery, dacoity and arms trading and have cases pending in different police stations such as Nayapalli, Khordha, Sonepur, Jankia and Puri. Their involvement in other cases is under investigation, the CP informed.
The accused, booked under sections 399, 402 of IPC and 25, 35 Arms Act and 9 (i-b) Indian Explosive Substance Act, were forwarded to the local court here today.
The CP further said the QAT seized 32 illegal fire-arms and 63 live ammunitions in the last eight months from Bhubaneswar and Cuttack city and that such operations will continue.