Dacoit gangs once again raising head in Chitrakoot, Satna

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 07 Jul 2017 10:49:02


 

By Rajan Raikwar,

Police Headquarters had recently given force of 50 Special Armed Force (SAF) jawans to Satna to check activities of bandits. Rewa Police Range told ‘The Hitavada’ that at least three dacoits’ gangs are operating in Satna belt and in jungles of Chitrakoot

After a long lull, bandits are once again raising their ugly heads in Chitrakoot area of Satna district. Seeing the menace posed by dacoits’ gangs, Police Headquarters had recently given force of 50 Special Armed Force (SAF) jawans to Satna to check activities of bandits.


Reliable sources in Rewa police range told ‘The Hitavada’ that at least three dacoits’ gangs are operating in Satna belt. Bandits are mainly active in jungles of Chitrakoot area of Satna as jungles are dense and also have hillocks which provide safe hideout to them.
Police sources told that as of now, gangs of bandits Lalit Patel, Gopa Yadav and Gauri Yadav are making their presence felt in Chitrakoot area. Earlier, Gopa Yadav was with Gauri Yadav gang but he later walked on separate path to form his own gang.


Sources told that earlier one SAF company was operational in Satna belt and later service of this company was given for election duty in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh. The absence of this company somewhere provided chance to bandits to move freely and the recent incident in which three villagers were killed in adjoining Chitrakoot jungle of Uttar Pradesh is an example of the same. The killed persons are believed to be villagers of Satna district and DNA report is awaited to ascertain the identities.


Police sources claimed that recently dispatched SAF Company had started its operation in sensitive areas of Satna district. It had put up pickets at sensitive places and also started mobile patrolling.
Satna police are also on high alert as Chitrakoot Assembly by-election is in offing and during election, dacoits try to influence election through their nefarious designs. Normally, dacoits move in Chitrakoot area spread equally between MP and UP.


When contacted, IG Rewa Ashutosh Roy told ‘The Hitavada’ that two days back, PHQ had given SAF company of fifty personnel to Satna to check the menace posed by bandits. SAF company will be deployed in Chitrakoot area of Satna, he said.