Robbery bid foiled, 5 arrested in Koraput

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Koraput: Jeypore Town police foiled a robbery attempt and arrested five persons at Souraguda in Jeypore town on late Saturday night.

The arrested have been identified as Jagannath Jani, Mohan Bag, Dhanpati Harijan, Chakra Kamar and Bibhu Suna. One motorcycle, five mobile phones and other weapons were also seized from the spot.

The accused were hatching a secret plan to execute a robbery in the area, the police informed.

During interrogations, the accused persons admitted that they were involved in the loot of a cashew processing unit at Ghardas village under Baipariguda police limits on December 12, 2018.

They had broken into the unit and decamped with four metric tonnes of the dry fruits, they confessed. They have also admitted that five more persons were involved in the incident.

On the other hand, the police conducted raids on four shops in the town and seized 700kg cashew.

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