.........BHUBANESWAR: Splurging the cash they had looted from the staff of a confectionary unit a week ago proved costly for two robbers of the city. One of them, Chandan Dehury distributed new clothes in Salia Sahi since he nursed political ambitions while the other, Sikan Moharana, gifted his girlfriend a two-wheeler besides hosting a mega religious event.
Besides Chandan and Sikan, a special team of Commissionerate Police arrested two others - Susant Behera and Raja Swain - in connection with the `13 lakh robbery from the staff of Paris Bakery. The loot had taken place on October 10 under Chandaka police limits. All of the four accused are in their 20s.
The four, who stay in Salia Sahi, had intercepted two staff of Paris Bakery near Bhuasuni Temple and snatched `13 lakh at gun-point.Police received information that Chandan, who had walked out of jail recently, was distributing clothes in Salia Sahi as part of his Robinhood acts. Similarly, the news of Sikan’s extravagant ways also reached the cops.
A joint operation by Chandaka Police and Quick Action Team (QAT) went after the miscreants and rounded them up. Police recovered `1.8 lakh, two motorcycles used in the crime along with the new two-wheeler purchased by Sikan. New garments worth `30,000 purchased by Chandan were also seized.
Police said Susant was a former colleague of the bakery staff and had tipped-off about the cash movement to his associates. Chandan was wanted by police in connection with two murders in Cuttack and Ganjam districts. A fifth accused is still at large.