The police have arrested a gang of 16 members, including one receiver. The inter-district dacoit gang were involved in bank theft case last month at Sunger under Kashipur police limits and Gadiseshkhal under Chandili police, house theft, chain snatching and other crime.
The police said persons that the gang had managed to get inside the bank but were powerless to break the strong room and lockers.
When the gang assembled at the Musuripadar ground and were planning to loot the house of one Pabitra Naik of the police had stopped and trapped all the accused on Thursday.
These accused during questioning disclosed the names of other involvers in dacoit cases who were nabbed by the combined operation made by police teams.
The accused are identified as Raj Kumar Bagh, Sanjit Hial, Sripati Rana, Premananda Karkaria, Angad Mahanandia, Simanchal Majhi, Pilla Lokesh, Sarat Garadia, Dinesh Kedia, Laxmikant Kanda, Murti Miniaka, Sushant Kandhapani, Santosh Ray, Lakinath Karkaria and Babu Rao Kandhapani while one T Murali the receiver of robbery burgled items was also arrested.
Police also exposed that three others are absconding. Police have also seized seven –, sixteen mobile phones, two-wheelers, one four-wheeler, one pistol, a couple of knives, gold and other items.