Bhubaneswar: Mancheswar Police here on Saturday foiled a dacoity bid and arrested five members of the gang. Police have also seized firearms, ammunition, packets of chilli powder, sharp weapons, mobile phone from their possession.
The accused persons were identified as Samir Jena (26) and Ranjit Pradhan (30), Laxmidhar Naik (26), Biju Palai (20) and Rajesh Behera (20).
The police said acting on a tip off, a team of Mancheswar PS raided in an isolated area near Biju Patnaik Club and Gym Center in Mancheswar and apprehended the accused persons armed with firearms and other lethal weapons.
The accused persons later confessed that they were planning to rob in a sand quarry near Kuakhai river in Mancheswar area.