Bhubaneswar: The special squad and Khandagiri police on Thursday arrested two hardcore criminals who were involved in a series of highway robberies in the recent past that took place between Janla and Jaydev Vihar.
The arrested were identified as Krushna Das of Aignia and Barun Patra of Raghunath Nagar. Two cars, seven motorcycles, 10 mobile phones and two blood-stained swords used in the crime were seized from their possession.
During interrogation, the accused duo confessed to their involvement in a series of highway robberies in which cars and bikes were robbed after assaulting the victims.
They were involved in the robbery committed vide Khandagiri PS Case No 285 dt 05.7.18 u/s 394/397 IPC in which they looted one Hyundai I10 car after assaulting the victim.
Similarly, they were involved in Nayapalli PS Case No 280 dt 6.7.18 and Jatni PS Case No 255 dt 6.7.18 where they looted one Pulsar and Honda Activa in the similar fashion. Besides, they confessed to their involvement in similar cases under Chandrasekharpur and Khandagiri police limits.
The accused were produced in court and further investigation is underway.