Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate of Police on Sunday arrested an MBA student and three others in connection with Uber car loot at Khandagiri area on March 22.
As per police, the four arrested are members of car and bike lifting gang and had involved in many such cases in the recent past.
Police said, the Maruti Suzuki Swift Dezire car bearing registration number OD 02 AB-6629 was recovered from neighbouring state of West Bengal.
The accused are identified as Pintu Digal hailing from Kandhamal and presently staying at Salia Sahi slum, Sandeep Nayak (27) from Tarini Nagar slum in Bhubaneswar, Jitendra Sahu (31) from Salia Sahi slum and Sivil Kumar Priyadarshee (31) from Palasuni in Bhubaneswar.
Police said that Sivil, an MBA graduate had chaged his name as ‘Dinesh’ to make the loot.
While speaking to the media, Bhubaneswar DCP Satyabrata Bhoi said that the four members of the vehicle lifting gang have been arrested in connection with the vehicle lifting case registered with Khandagiri police. They were involved in series of robbery cases.”
As per sources, Pintu Digal is a dreaded criminal and active in Bhubaneswar. He was involved in several cases and wanted in a sensational rape and dacoity case in G Udayagiri police station. Dillip Kumar Pradhan, the driver, had picked up a passenger namely Dinesh from near SUM Hospital at around 11 PM.
While the car was on the way to Bharatpur, three miscreants intercepted the vehicle and threatened the driver at gunpoint.
They dragged him outside the car and thrashed him before decamping with the car.