Jajpur: Investigating into a theft case, the Dharmashala police have been successful in apprehending a gang of 11 robbers and have also seized cash, jewellery and weapons from their possession.
Police have seized Rs 5.79 lakh cash, silver jewellery weighing 12 kg and gold weighing 76 gram.
Besides the booty, mobile phones, weapons and bikes have also been seized.
Briefing media, Jajpur SP Charan Singh Meena said that the arrested gang had attacked a jeweller of Brahmabarada on October 6 night when he was about to return home after shutting his shop. The miscreants then looted the huge amount of jewellery.
He also informed that the gang is involved in several petrol pump and other dacoities. Lots of cases are pending in their names at various police stations in Jajpur, Cuttack and Kendrapada districts. The arrested persons belong to Cuttack, Kendrapada, Balichandrapur and Brahmabarada in the district here.