Retd ASP, 3 others accused of robbery attempt sent to judicial remand till Mar 30

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 17 Mar 2017 11:10:34


Staff Reporter,

Durg,

Mar 16,

Court denies bail to accused and one accused still absconding

Four persons including retired Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) accused of attempting robbery in a gold loan company were arrested on Thursday noon and produced before the Court, from where they were sent to jail on judicial remand. The accused had also filed bail application in the Court and the same was denied by the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM).
One accused connected with the case is yet to be arrested and the city police claims that the absconding accused will soon be nabbed.


It may be mentioned that on Tuesday evening, three youths had attempted to rob Polsaypara Chandel Complex situated IIFC gold loan office. They had disconnected the siren of the office and had threatened the office manager Om Prakash Prasad with a country made pistol.


However, after regular shouting of the manager, the accused trio had fled the scene while a complaint in this regard was registered by City Kotwali Police under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Soon after the complaint, the police had formed various teams and had launched thorough investigations in the case.


During investigations three accused including Sanjeev Rai (36), resident of Titurdeeh; Manoj Singh (47), resident of Bihar and Manoj Bandhe (41), a resident of Supela were nabbed by the cops.


The trio revealed that the retired ASP Dilip Singh Rathore, who had worked as security in-charge of IIFC gold loan office had hatched the entire conspiracy to commit robbery. During interrogations, Sanjeev Rai, who is also son of a
retired Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), claimed that he had borrowed Rs 3 lakh from Rathore and he pressurised him to commit robbery. The former ASP was later arrested by the police from his Nehru Nagar situated residence.


Meanwhile, in the noon hours of Thursday all the four accused were produced before the Court of CJM, Anand Prakash Dixit from where they were sent to jail on judicial remand till March 30. The accused had also filed bail application and the court rejected their bail plea. Talking to ‘The Hitavada’, City Superintendent of Police (CSP), NP Upadhyay stated that the fifth absconding accused Jeetu alias Bobby will soon be arrested.