Jharsuguda: Jharsuguda police on Thursday arrested two inter-district chain snatchers.
Police identified the accused as Bikram Biswal (35), of Jagatsinghpur and Ajay Behera (46) of Dhenkanal.
As per the report, On 8th September at 12.30 pm one teacher named Smt. Baijayanti Patel of Bhasma high School was coming to Jharsuguda in a scooty when the accused had stopped her near Milan market, OMP, Jharsuguda and enquired about the way to Jharsuguda. After that, the miscreants had followed her and snatched away from her gold necklace near the railway underpass bridge and fled away on a motorcycle towards Jharsuguda. After the incident CCTV footage was verified and culprits were identified.
The special squad launched a manhunt and nabbed the culprits who were trying to escape towards Sambalpur. The looted gold necklace was recovered from them. Police also seized one pulsar Bike involved in this crime and two mobile phones. These accused have previously also been involved in chain snatching at other cities i.e. Bargarh, Sambalpur and Bhubaneswar also.