Bhubaneswar: The Khandagiri police here today arrested two youths from Baramunda area for allegedly looting people by intoxicating them.
The two accused are Susanta Rout (32) of Bhagabat Prasad village in Nayagarh district and Simanchal Subudhi (33) of Changuliapadar village in Ganjam district.
The cops also seized cash of Rs 1.08 lakh, foreign currencies, gold jewellery, a motorcycle, four mobile phones and few bags and suitcases from their possession.
“From preliminary investigation, it is found that the miscreants target train and bus passengers. Their Modus Operandi was to befriend with the passengers, offer them food laced with sedatives and later loot them,” informed a senior police officer.
“Further investigation is underway. The duo will be presented before the court later in the day,” he further added.