Bhubaneswar: Commissionerate Police on Saturday busted a looters’ gang and arrested four persons, including notorious criminal Sahajahan Khan alias Patu (45) of Gop in Puri involved in various cases in Bhubaneswar and outskirts.
Police said a woman Relationship Officer of Bandhan Bank was robbed of Rs 94,000, when she was collecting money and other important documents from different customers near Barmunda under Khandagiri police station when she was moving on a scooter on August 5. Later, a special squad was formed to assist the Khandagiri police in the investigation.
While investigating the case, police arrested Patu and three of his gang members- SK Sahid (21) of Kalapanchana and Prasanta Bhoi alias Puni (28) of Terundia under Nimapara police limits in Puri district and Jalauddin Khan alias Raja (21) of Jadupur under Khandagiri police limits here. The police recovered Rs 70,000 cash, a motorcycle used in the crimes and a country-made pistol from their possession.
While Patu is involved in as many as 19 cases lodged in different police stations, SK Sahid is involved in nine cases, Raja in three cases and Punia in eight cases.
Sharing their modus mperandi, the the police said the culprits used to move in their respective motorcycles in different parts of the city and mostly targets women and robbed them of their belongings. The accused persons are involved in number of cases lodged at various police stations in Bhubaneswar and outskirts, said the police.
Further investigation is underway regarding their involvement in other crimes. All stolen mobile phones and laptops will be verified and given to the owners, the police added.