Cuttack: The Commissionerate Police in Cuttack has been successful in foiling an armed dacoity attempt with the arrest of three criminals.
Police have seized a 7.65 mm pistol, two bullets, three mobile phones and two motorcycles from their possession.
The accused have been identified as Samir Pradhan, Biswajit Baliarsingh and Anil Das. While both Samir and Biswajit are natives of Jagatsinghpur, Anil hails from Cuttack, police said.
“Yesterday we received intelligence inputs that some anti-socials persons had gathered at the Balighat in Markat Nagar area and were planning to commit armed dacoity at a jewellery shop. When our crime unit reached the spot these people started running and our team succeeded in arresting three of them,” informed Cuttack DCP Prateek Singh briefing reporters today.
The DCP said that the police have seized a 7.65 mm pistol, 2 rounds of ammunition, a bhujali, two bikes-one RX 100 and one Honda Achiever and 3 mobile phones from their possession.
The accused persons have several criminal cases pending against them in various police stations, he added.