BHUBANESWAR: Six individuals, together with a medication retailer proprietor, had been arrested on Saturday for allegedly drugging and looting individuals arriving on the bus stand and railway station within the metropolis.
Police have additionally seized three gold chains weighing 40 grams, 18 strips of Ativan 2 mg, one motorbike and 6 cellphones from their possession.
The arrested are Simanchala Subudhi and Basanta Sahu of Ganjam district, Susanta Rout of Nayagarh, drugs retailer proprietor Sanjay Mishra and two receivers Nalu Sahu of Salia Sahi and Kalia Nayak of Tangi.
Police mentioned Simanchala, Basanta and Susanta had been staying on lease within the metropolis and endeavor long-distance journeys to locations similar to Berhampur in trains and buses to befriend the passengers travelling to the Capital.
Sanjay, who has a medication retailer at Rajsunakhala, was allegedly promoting medication to the trio with none prescriptions and regardless of being conscious that they’ll utilise the sedatives to commit crimes.
Talking to mediapersons, Commissioner of Police Saumendra Priyadarshi mentioned the trio used to increase help to the guests of their private works and likewise provide them lifts after they arrived within the metropolis.
“After befriending the victims, the accused used to supply them tea, espresso, chilly drinks, snacks, and biscuits laced with Ativan 2 mg tablets to make them unconscious. They then used to steal the property from the individuals and go away them at public locations,” he informed reporters.
The three miscreants had been additionally concerned in eight different such circumstances within the metropolis.
Their take a look at identification parade shall be carried out quickly, mentioned police.
Previously couple of months, three circumstances of drugging and looting gold ornaments and money had been reported underneath Capital and Bharatpur police limits following which the Particular Squad had launched an operation to nab the culprits concerned within the crimes.
In the meantime, officers of ‘Sahaya’, a voluntary organisation treating victims of drugging at Capital Hospital right here, mentioned they attend round 5 to 15 victims of such offences each month.
They’d attended 175 victims in 2019 and 54 in 2020.