70 smartphones, 23 laptops seized from looters in Odisha capital

Bhubaneswar: In a major breakthrough for the Twin City Commissionerate Police, as many as eight looters were arrested while 70 smartphones, 23 laptops and 9 motorcycles were seized from their possession, official sources said today.

The accused belong to two groups of robbers. While one of the groups used to steal laptops and mobile phones in Khandagiri and Tomando areas of the city and sell those to buyers, another group was involved in snatching mobile phones and motorcycles from people during early morning hours after finding the victims alone, police sources said.

The arrested have been identified as Ranjan Satpathy (20) of Chakeisiani here, Sanjaya Behera (23) of Mali Sahi here, Mantu Paikray (38) of Palamandap Sahi, Baramunda here, Chandan Pradhan (27) of Mahabir Nagar, Samantrapur here, Bhagabata Prasad Mohapatra (32) of Tangi Sahi, Gurujanga, Sk Zawed (37) of Hata Sahi Muslim Basti, Nimapara, Alok Behera (28) of Gop area in Puri, and Pradip Das (33) of Nimapada.

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