Cops foil loot bid in Jharsuguda, nab three criminals


Jharsuguda: Badamal police of Jharsuguda district on Saturday foiled a loot bid near Sahapada Chhak and arrested three persons, identified as Devananda Pradhan, Basanta Bhera and Lokeswar Pratap Singh.

According to police, the trio was involved in several robberies and other criminal activities in the area. On October 18 night, the trio was caught waylaying commuters and trying to loot them at gunpoint.

A mouser, a single-shot pistol, one knife, three mobile phones and two motorcycles have been seized from them. During the interrogation, they admitted that they assembled there to chalk out a plan for committing loot in the locality.

Police have registered a case (167/19) against the trio and they have been forwarded to the court today.

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