Odisha cops bust gang involved in looting woman DSP at gunpoint

Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police today nabbed three persons for their alleged involvement in robberies in different parts of Bhubaneswar including one such case at the house of a woman DSP.

Based on various inputs and information, a team led by ACP Special Squad and comprising of officers of Kharavelnagar PS and Khandagiri PS arrested the three persons.

The three youths were involved in three robbery cases in Bhubaneswar UPD including one case reported at a woman DSP’s house, said Bhubaneswar DCP Uma Shankar Dash.

The accused persons used to move in the wee hours and were targeting mostly ladies wearing gold ornaments. At gunpoint the accused were robbing women after terrorising them, he added.

The accused were Ashok Behera from Berhampur, Debraj Jena alias Munna from Pipli and Bijaya Kumar Samantrai alias Pintu of Dasapatna, Pipli.

Also the Commissionerate Police seized three gold chains weighing 300 grams, one country made revolver with three live ammunitions, a sharp weapon and two motorcycles used in the crime.

Further investigation is on to detect the other group members if any and to recover more properties, the police officer added.

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