Bhubaneswar: Lingaraj police foiled a dacoity attempt with the arrest of five notorious criminals from Basisthanagar Canal Road at Old Town here late on Thursday.
According to police sources, a raid was conducted where the dacoits were allegedly plotting a dacoity. The arrested have been identified as Jagannath Pradhan, Naresh Behera, Akhaya Mallia, Saroj Kumar Patra and Punia Bhoi.
The gang was planning a dacoity in Nageswar Tangi area here.
Sharp weapons, including machete and iron rods, and chilli powder were seized from their possession, the sources further said.
A total of 14 criminal cases are registered against accused Jagannath Pradhan at Lingaraj Police Station and eight criminal cases registered against accused Akhaya Mallia, the sources added.