The gang members had been arrested by the police throughout patrolling on Nationwide Freeway 16, an officer stated.
The arrested folks had been earlier allegedly concerned in snatching cell phones from aged individuals in crowded areas, he stated.
Eight of them are from Sahibganj district in Jharkhand, and one is from Bhubaneswar, Berhampur Sub-divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Bishnu Pati stated.
They had been staying at a lodge in Bhubaneswar and had come to Berhampur on July 17, he stated.
An auto-rickshaw, a country-made revolver with three cartridges, three bombs, swords, irons rods and 32 stolen cell phone units had been seized.
Of the 32 seized cell phone units, 10 had been discovered to have been snatched from totally different areas of Berhampur and Hinjili on Saturday and Sunday, Pati stated.
An investigation is underway to hint different members of the gang, he stated.
The police had arrested three members of a Jharkhand-based cell snatching gang in January and seized 104 cellphones from their possession. PTI COR HMB
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