The Mulkalapalli police have busted a pseudo naxal gang by arresting its four members, including the kingpin who is a mining engineer, and three Odisha youths.

A police team apprehended the prime accused, Nagavardhan, as well as his three accomplices while travelling in a car during a vehicle checking drive on the outskirts of Mulkalapalli on Wednesday night. The police recovered a pistol from them. The members of the gang allegedly looted a gold chain, a cellphone, and some cash from a couple at gunpoint at Kothagangaram village in the same mandal on Tuesday.