Bhanjanagar: Ganjam police today busted a criminal gang involved in three separate ghastly murder incidents in Karnoli village under Aska Tehsil with arrest of at least nine of its members and seized a number of weapons from them.
The arrested have been identified as Ranjit Swain, Prafulla Kumar Bisoyi, Sambhu Bisoyi, Tukula Das, Sushant Kumar Bhuyan, Uma Barala, Ranjit Pradhan, Nilanchal Swain, and Prabhakar Swain.
Police seized one pistol along with live cartridges, one sword, one billhook, a TATA Indigo along with one Ambassador and a truck from the possession of the gang members.
“The gang members were involved in Jilu Gouda murder case which took place in Karnoli village in 2015-16. They were also involved in another two similar crimes in the village including Balaram Gouda abduction and killing incident. All the killings were carried out in connection with a village dispute,” said Subhash Chandra Panda, Aska SDPO.