Two arrested on charges of attempt to loot


Cuttack: Mangalabag police arrested two persons on charges of loot during a raid near Bhuasuni Patha in Mangalabagh area of Cuttack district on Monday.

The accused were identified as Santosh Das (32) of Mandarpur village and Abhisekh Naidu.

Acting on tip-off, police conducted raid this morning at around 5 am at Bhuasuni Patha to nab the culprits. During the raid, police arrested two persons while three others fled from the spot. Meanwhile. two sharp-edged weapons, three mobile phones, red chilli powder, one bike and cash Rs 200 was seized from their possession.

During interrogation, the accused confessed that they were assembled to commit loot from a person who was transporting a huge amount of cash from SIPHA Hospital.

The police have arrested the accused by registering a case. The accused will be produced before the court, said Arun Kumar Swain Inspector-in-charge of Mangalabag police station.

Earlier, the duo along with other associates have abducted one person from SCB Medical College and Hospital and looted cash of Rs 300 and a mobile phone from him.

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