5 hardcore criminals nabbed, special team to help curb crimes

 The police on Monday arrested five hardcore criminals involved in different crimes including the recent one at Sarlakani Dhaba where they opened fire on innocent customers.

The arrested persons were identified as Rupesh Kusum, Ashis Aind, Amit Sandha, Siba Bag and Buti Suna.

The police also seized one mouser, two bikes, three mobile phones and live ammunition from their possession, Sambalpur SP Nikhil Kumar Kanodia told the media.

Rupesh Kusum, Ashis Aind and Amit Sandha were involved in the August 21 firing at Sarlakani of Sambalpur under the Dhanupali police station on silly matters. Since then, the police were chasing them as they are instrumental in different other criminal occurrences in the town.

“Rupesh is a resident of Bohidarbandh of the town and is a hardcore criminal. Eight months back, he fled away from police custody while undergoing treatment in the Veer Surendra Sai Medical College and Hospital at Burla. He had been absconding since then,” said Kanodia while detailing out his criminal track records.

Similarly, in another breaktrough, the police arrested Siba Bag and his accomplice Buti Suna who looted a bike on September 2 from Ainthapali. While the police had  registered a case against them earlier, they arrested the duo on Tuesday.

As many as twenty cases and all of grievous nature are pending in the name of Siba Bag in different police stations of Sambalpur. Similarly, 10 cases are there in the name of Buti Suna in the Ainthapali and the Town police stations. The looted bike has also been seized from the duo, Kanodia informed.

DIG of Police (northern range) Sanjay Kumar who was present in the media conference said that a special team will be formed in Sambalpur to curb crimes. “The team will be headed by a senior inspector and its prime job will be to keep vigil on crimes and track the criminals in the town and the district as well,” Kumar informed.

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