Boudh, Dec 14: Puruna Katak Police arrested at least eight members of a dacoity gang while they were travelling in an SUV in Boudh, Odisha late on Sunday night.
A Toyota Innova car bearing Regd No: OD 02 B 7111, a pistol, two swords and other weapons were seized from their possession.
Police sources said, the accused had hired the SUV from a Bhubaneswar based travel agency to travel to Balangir for a marriage ceremony. They, however, asked the driver to move towards Boudh after reaching Balangir.
Based on a tip off, Puruna Katak Police intercepted the vehicle near Charichhak forest check gate and arrested the gang members.
The eight accused belong to Nayagarh district and several criminal cases have been registered against them at different police stations in the State, a police official said.
The gang members were hatching a plan of dacoity in Boudh district, she added.