Confirming the incident, superintendent of police (SP) S W Lande said the dacoits raided the houses of Rishi Mishra and Pradip Das, both businessmen. The police soon reached the site and had an encounter with the criminals. The police, however, succeeded in arresting one of the criminals while others managed to escape in the darkness. The SP said the gang had been identified.
Police sais the criminals hurled bombs in which Md Tizamuddin, 35, house guard of Mishra was killed. A case had been lodged in this regard, police said.