The two – Md Imitiaz Warsi alias Chota Chinni and Md Istiyak Warsi – of Old Purulia Road were arrested by a special police team, Senior Superintendent of Police, Amol V Homkar said.
A sum of Rs. 1 lakh in cash, one autorickshaw and a motorcycle – used in committing the crime – were seized from the duo.
One of the two arrested – Md Imitiaz Warsi, a history sheeter – was the accused in a dacoity committed in Big Bazar in Adutyapur, near here, in adjoining Seraikela-Kharswan district. Besides, over a dozen criminal cases were pending against him in various police stations, Homkar added
Earlier six persons were arrested in connection with the robbery which took place when the gold trader Mintu Karmakar was returning to his lodge in Jugsalai and intercepted by motorcycle-borne miscreants who decamped with his bag containing gold and Rs.85,000 in cash.