Sambalpur: Sambalpur police arrested three looters from Howrah in West Bengal on Saturday in connection with an armed robbery of Rs 10 lakh from Andhra Bank’s Jamankira branch in the district.
The accused trio were identified as Budhadev Biswal of Jharsuguda, Rakesh Behera of Bargarh and Ganga Sagar Rai of Uttar Pradesh.
According to sources, a team led by DSP Shrimanta Barik including, inspector Prasanta Kumar Meher, sub inspector Sruresh Sahu was formed to nab the absconding culprits.
Acting on reliable inputs, police arrested the three accused from Howrah in the neighbouring state. Later, searches were conducted at their houses where three country made pistols, twelve 8mm cartridges, Rs 1,75000 in cash, three fake number plates, seven mobile phones, and a bike was recovered.
Many criminal cases have been charged against them at several police station in Odisha and Chattisgarh, said the police.
Notably, on August 3, the three accused had looted Rs 10 lakhs from Andhra bank on gunpoint.