Cuttack: Markatnagar police on Wednesday night foiled a robbery bid in CDA area and arrested three of a five-member gang of dacoits.
The arrestees have been identified as Ashok Kumar Behera alias Tutuni (28), Bastia alias Raja (35) and Ajay Pradhan alias Tisman Khan (20).
The accused were nabbed with seizure of one pistol, a revolver, four rounds of live ammunition, cash of Rs 6,800 and a mobile phone from their possession.
DCP Sanjeev Arora said on a tip off, police raided an isolated place near the demolished Gundicha temple at CDA Sector-1 and found five criminals armed with lethal weapons preparing blueprint to rob a nearby petrol pump. While police nabbed three of them, the other two managed to escape.