Rourkela: In a major breakthrough, police arrested as many as 11 ATM looters with seizure of many loot items from their possession in Rourkela on Wednesday.
The accused hail from Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal.
Acting on a specific input, a police team conducted raids at several places and busted the ATM looting gang. Police have also seized three cars, Rs 4 lakh cash, 50 stolen ATM cards and a swipe machine from their possession.
The accused used to ransack ATMs in the city using gas cutters and steal money, said a police official.
The accused were allegedly involved in over 100 ATM loot cases and around 30 cases have been pending against them at different police stations.