Joint team of cops foil dacoity bid

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 01 Nov 2018 12:28:41


Staff Reporter,

Arrest members of gang planning Rs 7 lakh robbery

A joint team of Crime Branch and Katara Hills police foiled a dacoity bid and nabbed five miscreants near Rapadia trisection while planning robbery on Tuesday night. With their arrest, cops also claimed to have solved the robbery attempt mystery in which a computer shop owner was attacked by 3 miscreants to looted Rs 7 lakh from him.

DIG Dharmendra Chaudhary speaking with the mediapersons on Wednesday told that on receiving information of men carrying arms and planning robbery, Crime Branch and Katara Hills police conducted a join raid and nabbed five accused while they were planning a dacoity. Sharp-edged weapons, chilli powder, rope, iron rods and sticks along with a bike and a car in which they were waiting were recovered from their possession. In the initial investigation when the dacoits identified as Safdar Khan, Imran Khan, Shahid Mohammad, Bilal Khan and Haneef Khan were questioned they confirmed that they were planning dacoity at a bungalow in Mango Garden Coach Colony late in the night when the area get deserted but were nabbed while they were planning dacoity. Three accused amongst them have also confessed that they had attempted loot with computer shop owner. Shop owner Prakash Chandra Gupta had filed a complaint with police on October 26. According to complainant, three persons tried to snatch a bag in which case was kept.

All accused were booked on charges of planning dacoity under sections 399 and 402 of IPC and sections 25 and 27 of the Arms Act. According to police one of the accused Safdar Khan was a customer of the computer shop. He used to buy hard disk to install CCTV camera and was aware about the fact that everyday shop owner take cash from shop to home in his car. They planned loot but failed as locals foiled their planning t the time of incident. They had to flee from the spot. The money was seized by police from possession of the shop owner due to model code of conduct. He had to prove the source of money to get it back.