CUTTACK:Two gangsters and key members of the dreaded Tito gang were nabbed by Commissionerate Police following a successful operation at Badambadi on Friday.
The gangsters, identified as Younus Khan and Sanjib Behera of Biridi in Jagatsinghpur district, were in the City to commit a major crime. They were on their way from Bikash Bhawan towards Badambadi when they were intercepted by a team of undercover policemen led by Mangalabag IIC Arun Kumar Swain.
They attempted to dodge the police net and flee by using firearms, but could not succeed. Two pistols and five rounds of live bullets were seized from them.
According to police, Khan, Behera and another unidentified miscreant were on a motorcycle when they were confronted by the plainclothes cops. As they found themselves surrounded, they jumped from their bike and tried to run in different directions.
In the process, Younus slipped and fell on the road but reportedly took out his gun and tried to shoot at policemen. However, the gun failed to fire and he was nabbed. While Behera was also caught in the chase, their accomplice managed to give the cops the slip.
Commissioner Dr R P Sharma said the gangsters had been under watch of the police. There was specific information on a crime to be committed by them in Cuttack and the operation was planned accordingly. “There was no exchange of fire during the whole operation”, he said.
Younus and Behera are wanted in several cases. Besides, Younus was also involved in tender fixing.