**Bhubaneswar:** A dreaded criminal along with two of his associates were arrested by Commissionerate Police yesterday while they were planning to commit a dacoity at Kharvel Estate area on Bhubaneswar outskirts.
Reportedly, SI Om Prakash Mohanty of Pahal Police Out Post, while performing day patrolling with other staff members, received an information that dreaded criminals Pintu alias Prasanna Das (23) and Yunus Khan along with their gang have assembled at an isolated place near Tiranpada village and are planning to commit the crime.
Based on the information, he conducted a raid at the spot and nabbed Pintu along with his two associates, Jitu alias Prakash Hota (37) and Mitu alias Pradip Kumar Samal (26) while Yunus Khan and two other members of their gang Fakir Das and Titan Patra managed to flee from the spot.
On further interrogation, the arrestees confessed that they had congregated at the spot, being armed with lethal weapons, with a view to commit dacoity at Kharvel Estate. One country made pistol, two choppers, two country made bombs, three mobile phones and two motorcycles have been seized from their possession.
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