Balasore (Orissa) : Six Bangladeshi nationals were arrested here Thursday on charges of accosting and looting people on highways.
The group had reached Basta, about 200 km from the state capital Bhubaneswar, from neighbouring West Bengal on May 13 and had been living with a relative.
According to police, they had planned to commit at least 15 robberies in the district before going home.
"However, they were caught by city police after committing seven robberies," Deputy Inspector General (DIG) B.P. Mohapatra told IANS.
Police has recovered goods worth Rs.700,000, including Rs.70,000 in cash, 40 mobile phones, and about 300 grams of gold ornaments from the group, all of whom are from Hamid village in Bangladesh's Haridpur district.
Investigations are also underway to see if they have violated the immigration law, Mohapatra said.