Jajpur: Police claimed to have busted an inter-state dacoit gang with the arrest of three persons during a raid in Jajpur Sadar in the district, informed Jajpur SDPO Prasant Kumar Malla.
The arrested persons have been identified as Balram Sahu of Cuttack, Sarbeswara Bala of Kendrapara and Sanjeev Kumar Mandal of Cuttack.
Acting on a tip-off about the presence of the miscreants in the area, the joint team of Sadar and Town police conducted a raid and zeroed in on the dacoit gang while they were hatching a loot plan.
Cops also seized cash of Rs 15,000 along with four mobile phones, three ATM cards, one motorcycle and a car from them.
According to police, the trio was involved in many loot cases in different places across the state and in the neighbouring states.
While the arrested persons are in police custody, a case has been registered against them. The accused persons will soon be forwarded to the court, the police said.