Cuttack: The Sadar Police under the Twin City Commissionerate Police have been successful in scuttling a dacoity plan by apprehending three accused yesterday night.
The three arrestees have been identified as Narendra Pradhan, Santosh Pradhan and Somnath Pradhan alias Somu. While Narendra and Santosh belong to Ganjam district, Somu hails from Puri district.
The police have also seized one country-made pistol, a motor-cycle, two sharp bhujalis (choppers) and a mobile phone from their possession.
As per a press note released by the Commissionerate Police, the Sadar PS staff were on patrolling duty in the evening when they received credible information regarding assembly of five anti-socials with arms at Gopalpur High School Field. They were planning to commit dacoity in the nearby area. Further investigation revealed that they had intended to commit the crime at Gopalpur petrol pump.
When the police team swooped down on them, three accused could be rounded up while two others managed to flee. During the raid, the cops also noticed vermillion, some mandara (china rose) flowers, burning incense sticks and ripen bananas at the spot.