Bolangir: A viral video is now making rounds here in the district depicting real life scene of police versus armed miscreants in a forest area in which the goons are made bound down by the cops to lay down their fire arms and surrender.
The local villagers, armed with stones, are also seen supporting the brave cops in their operation.
One police official is heard ordering the armed miscreants to lay down the arms and surrender. But, they are seen declining and repeatedly threatening to open fire.
The incident has been reported from the forest road near Kutasingha village under Loisingha Police Station (PS) limits.
While the police were successful in overpowering three dacoits with the help of the local village youths, one managed to flee the spot.
On being queried, Loisingha PS IIC Lalita Lakra refused to release any specific information as it would hamper the ongoing investigation.
While it is being claimed that the gang comprised five members, sources said they were four in number.
Among the three arrestees, one hails from Chhattisgarh area while two others belong to Dunguriplai area of adjoining Subarnapur district.
As per reports, one Janaranjan Naik of Kushang village under Loisingha PS limits has opened a kiosk at Jharmunda. Today around 9 am, he was on his way to Jharmunda with his brother Jyotiranjan on a bike. At Ampali Chhak, some miscreants looted his laptop, mobile phones, Rs 35,000 cash and some important documents at gunpoint. The dacoits fled the spot towards Loisingha route.
Janaranjan lodged a complaint with the Bolangir Sadar PS. Immediately, other police stations in the district were alerted and operation stepped up at every strategic entry and exit points.
While the fleeing dacoits were on their way along the Salebhata-Kutasingha road, they even threatened the railway level crossing guard at gunpoint to open the gate. The guard complied and they rushed towards Kutasingha. There they encountered the chasing Loisingha police team and the local villagers. When they were found surrounded by the stone-pelting villagers and police force, they had no other way out but to lay down their arms and surrender.