The police foiled a major dacoity attempt with the arrest of four armed youths from Jadavpur on Tuesday. The youths identified as Birju Nair, alias Deepak, Raju Das, alias Joy, Raj Kumar Chakraborty and Amit were close aides of Tarak Chhetri, a local goon who had been rounded up from Manoharpukur Road on Sunday.
Jadavpur police were tipped off that the gang would gather near Sandhya Bazaar early on Tuesday. Accordingly, a police team surrounded the area and picked up the youths.
A revolver, country-made guns and live cartridges were found on them. All four admitted that they had assembled there to raid a house. The youths were wanted in connection with dacoities, robberies and snatchings, said Jadavpur thana officer-in-charge Salil Bhattacharya.
According to police, after Chhetri went behind bars, his associates would extort money from businessmen and often assault those who failed to pay up.