Dacoity plan foiled, 4 arrested

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 04 Feb 2018 10:33:43


Staff Reporter,

Habibganj police, on Saturday, claimed to have prevented a dacoity attempt at Shalimar Enclave, following the arrest of four persons from Power House on Danapani Restaurant road. Their arrest was made on Friday midnight while they were allegedly hatching a plan to commit dacoity.

On a tip-off, police team raided a deserted place near Power House and managed to get hold of four accused whereas one of their accomplice managed to escape from the spot taking advantage of darkness, told police. According to SHO of Habibganj, Virendra Singh Chouhan, those arrested include Vishal Kotkar (22), Shubham Sarkar (21), both residents of Kamla Nagar, Badal Ghosle (19) of TT Nagar and Himanshu Pawar (21) of Anna Nagar in Govindpura. The identity of absconding miscreant has been established as Banti Sawle of Panchsheel Nagar.

The police have seized sharp weapons, an iron road, five cellphones, self defense chilli spray and Rs 6,300 cash from the suspects. The police have registered a case under sections 399 and 402 of IPC and relevant sections of the Arms Act and the suspects would be produced before court from where they would be taken on police remand whereas search for the absconding accused has been intensified. All the arrested men have past criminal records and had remained in jail many times due to their anti-social acts and during further interrogation in police custody, they would be quizzed regarding similar incidents of dacoity and loot in the past.