The held duo has been identified as Jeetendra Parida and Govind Sahoo.
As per the complaint filed by one Gyana Prakash Kara, a native of Kantigodia village under Dharmasala police station in Jajpur district, the duo was demanding extortion money from him for past 6 months.
On Wednesday the accused duo waylaid Gyana near Gundicha temple on Kathajodi Ring Road between 10.30 PM and 11PM and tried to collect Rs 30 lakh at gunpoint. But the victim escaped from there and lodged a complaint with the police.
Cases under Sections 341, 323, 294, 386, 506 and 34 of the IPC r/w Section 25/27 of Arms Act has been lodged against the held accused.