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Looters’ gang busted, five held in Rourkela

Looters’ gang

Rourkela: Rourkela police on Wednesday busted a looters’ gang in the Steel City and arrested five persons with seizure of a huge cache of loot items from their possession.

The arrested have been identified as Manoj Pothal, Bijay Prasad, Santosh Kumar Sony, Deepak Kumar Prasad of Bihar and Vijay Rajage of Maharashtra.

The gang was involved in a May 17 loot incident, which took place at Manmohan Kumar Anand’s house located near Bisra Road, Rourkela DSP Pradyumna Kumar Mishra said today informing about the arrests to media.

Police also recovered Rs 3.5 lakh along with gold jewelleries worth lakhs of rupees from the possession of the arrested looters. However, the mastermind of the gang is still at large and efforts are on to nab him, the DSP added.

The looters have been forwarded to court.

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