Sundargarh: The district police personnel have been successful in scuttling a dacoity plan last night by swooping down on the miscreants and catching hold of three along with their arms and ammunitions and the vehicle that was to be used in committing the crime.
Briefing media, Sadar SDPO Madhushikta Mishra informed that they were tipped off by reliable sources that a gang of miscreants was hatching a plot near Semna Chakk along the MCL bypass road under the Town PS limits following which the cops rushed to the spot and pounced down on them.
While three other miscreants could manage to flee the spot on a bike, three more fell into the dragnet. On interrogation, they revealed about their modus operandi. They resort to looting the drivers and cleaners of the coal-laden trucks and tippers at gun-point during the dead night hours, the SDPO added.
While the arrested have been identified as Hemsagar Yadav, Vikash Chandel and Md Akram, Hemsagar has earlier been booked by the Town PS and Talsara PS in two cases each.
Police have seized a bike, two country-made pistols, a bhujali, three mobile phones, chilly powder and other items from their possession. They were all forwarded to court and later sent to judicial custody.