Bike lifting gang busted, two held

Badambadi police on Wednesday busted a four-member inter-district gang involved in lifting of bikes and four-wheelers and arrested two persons.

Published: 09th February 2017 02:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th February 2017 04:12 AM   |  A+A-

The seized motorcycles in front of the police station | Express

By Express News Service

CUTTACK: Badambadi police on Wednesday busted a four-member inter-district gang involved in lifting of bikes and four-wheelers and arrested two persons.
Police also seized three cars, 12 bikes, 50 duplicate keys, some fake RC books, two laptops, 10 mobile phones, press card and nine debit cards from their possession.
The arrested have been identified as Diptiranjan Mohanty alias Tikana (30) of Pamala and Rohit Nayak (28) of Sankarpur in Tentulipatna of Dhenkanal district.
DCP Sanjeev Arora said Jyoti Ranjan Sahoo of Kanpur under Salepur police limits had filed a complaint before Badambadi police that on January 19, his motorcycle was stolen in front of Union Bank of India, Madhupatna branch and a case was registered. During investigation, Tikana was apprehended along with the bike near Khannagar Park Square, he added.

During interrogation, Tikana confessed to the crime. He also named his three associates -  Rohit, Rashmi Nayak (22) of Koragaon and Balabhadra Mohanty alias Bachu (35). The accused had also revealed that they had stolen many vehicles, including four-wheelers, from different parts of Odisha.
Later, police raided his house at Pamala and seized 12 vehicles, including nine bikes and three four-wheelers, duplicate master keys, fake RC books, fake press cards and some debit cards. Police also seized three motorcycles from f Rohit. However, his other two associates managed to escape during the raid, police said.
In order to escape from police surveillance, the accused had used the sticker ‘Press’ on the stolen vehicles, Arora added. 

Two die in mishap

Bhubaneswar: Two persons were killed in a tragic accident that took place on Rasulgarh fly-over here on Wednesday. The deceased were the driver and helper of a Hyva carrier which collided head-on with another truck while approaching towards the city. Mancheswar police has registered a case in this connection and seized the vehicle while the driver of the truck fled from the spot, sources said.


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