Dacoity bid foiled in Ganjam, 7 held

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Ganjam: Police claimed to have foiled a dacoity bid following the arrest of seven dacoits under Ganjam Sadar police limits here late last night.

The arrested were identified as Ganguly Das (27), Ishwar Reddy (42), Tukuna Das ( 24), Sajan Gouda (24), Simanchal Roul (25), Siba Nayak (21), and Prasad Maharana (20).

Acting on reliable inputs, a police team led by Sadar inspector-in-charge Bhabna Nanda Sahoo conducted a raid and apprehended the accused persons while they were hatching a plan to loot a petrol pump.

A country-made pistol, a sharp weapon, and two live bombs were seized from the possession of the arrested persons. A case (89/19) has been registered against the arrested persons and forwarded to court, the police said.

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