The Santpur police have arrested three persons on charges of dacoity: Sheikh Mehboob, Sheikh Aslam and A. Khan, who have been remanded in judicial custody. Two vehicles and Rs. 9.84 lakh were seized from them, said a release. Afroze Khan of Bidar had complained that the trio had waylaid him near Santpur while he was travelling from Aurad to Bidar on March 25. In his complaint, he said the trio had threatened him with a knife, thrown chilli powder in his eyes and robbed him of Rs. 16 lakh.

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