Jajpur: Busting a major dacoity gang, the Panikoili police of Jajpur district yesterday arrested six looters and later forwarded them to court.
The cops also seized Rs 18,000 cash, four stolen bikes and six mobile phones and a knife from their possession. The four accused have more than 20 cases pending against them at various police stations across the State.
On February 2 night, some miscreants had looted Rs 3.28 lakh cash from a businessman, Pabitra Swain, on Jajpur Town-Panikoili road at knifepoint. A complaint was lodged at Panikoili police station, following which the cop had begun an investigation into the incident.
Last night, police arrested six accused in this connection. The arrested are Babula Sahu of Angul, Kalia Rana and Papu Rana of Dhenkanal, Prashant Patra of Jajpur, Sushri Ranjan Mohapatra and Chema Pradhan of Cuttack, said a police official.