Looters’ gang busted in Odisha’s Puri; 6 held, 45 motorcycles recovered

Puri: A gang of motorcycle looters was busted and as many as 45 stolen motorcycles were recovered from six persons during a raid under Delanga police limits in Puri district, police informed today.

The police arrested six members of a looter’s gang after simultaneous raids in Delanga area.

The accused persons have been identified as Kalu Bhoi from Pampeda village under Ranapur police limits in Nayagarh district; Mohammad Arbaz alias Manglu and Amiruddhin Khan, both from Benapanjari village under Jatani police limits in Khordha; Rakesh Kandi of Baragharapatna village in Khordha district; Gobinda Jena of Muktapur village under Jankia police limits and Biswajit Singh of Barapata village under Khordha Sadar police limits.

Acting on a tip-off about sale of theft motorcycles by some criminals at a forest near Kuapada village last night, a team of police led by Delanga IIC Rasmi Ranjan Pattanaik conducted a raid at the site. Police recovered 10 stolen motorcycles and arrested 4 accused persons from the spot yesterday night, said Pipili SDPO Debadutta Baral in a presser on premises of Delnaga Police Station today.

The remaining 35 motorcycles were recovered from possessions of another two accused persons today, he added.

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