Masked criminals loot over Rs 60 lakh at gun point

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 08 May 2018 11:53:54

 


Staff Reporter,

Modus Operandi

They took the son of Nikhil on a gunpoint and asked for giving them cash of Rs 50 lakh

Dacoits took keys of lockers and almirahs from Mrs Agrawal and tied all the family members by ripping a bed-sheet, wrapped their faces with clothes and locked them in a bedroom

Thereafter, dacoits ransacked the almirahs, cupboards, and filled cash of Rs 4 lakhs, gold and diamond jewellery

Law and order arrangement has been challenged with the dacoity of Rs 60-70 lakh at residence of a businessman situated in Napier Town under the jurisdiction of Omti Police Station in the intervening night of Sunday and Monday.


The incident proved a blot on the working of police department. Police are still clue less in solving three earlier dacoity incidents reported in Napier Town, Sanjeevani Nagar and Shakti Nagar areas. Another dacoity in a posh area of the city has created panic amongst residents and challenged the working of police in maintaining law and order arrangements.


The incident took place when around 7–8 masked men laced with firearms, iron rods and baseball bats forcefully entered the residence of K K Agrawal and Nikhil Agrawal, owner of Roopkala Photo Colour Lab at around 2:40 am on Monday. Before the members of Agrawal family learnt about their intentions the miscreants attacked K K Agrawal and his son Nikhil Agrawal with iron rod and wounded their heads. They took the son of Nikhil on a gunpoint and asked for giving them cash of Rs 50 lakh.


Dacoits took keys of lockers and almirahs from Mrs Agrawal and tied all the family members by ripping a bed-sheet, wrapped their faces with clothes and locked them in a bedroom. Thereafter, dacoits ransacked the almirahs, cupboards, bed-box and filled cash of Rs 4 lakhs, gold and diamond jewellery amounting to Rs 60 – 70 lakhs in white colour sacks and also took away four mobile handsets and damaged a handset.


House owner, Nikhil Agrawal (40), resident of Kabir Road in Napier Town informed that he along with his wife and son was sleeping on first floor of house and his mother and father were sleeping on the ground floor. At around 2:40 am he heard continuous barking of his dog and held doubt. He came out on a gallery and tried to look any suspicious activity and also tried to find any suspicious activity through CCTV but failed in finding anybody. Taking a serious note on continuous barking of dog he reached downstairs and opened the main entrance door when 7 – 8 unidentified masked men pulled the door and forcefully entered the house.


After the incident, he called the neighbours of Ashiyana Apartment and called the relatives through landline phone.
Learning about the incident, police teams from different police stations reached the spot and senior officers were informed about the incident. Later, Superintendent of Police, Kumar Saurav, Additional SP, Rajesh Tiwari, CSP, Shashikant Shukla along with finger print expert reached the spot and started investigation into the case.
Inspector General of Police (Jabalpur Zone), Anant Kumar Singh also reached the spot and monitored the investigation. Omti police have registered a case under Sections 395 and 397 of the IPC and started investigation into the case.

 


 


IG Anant Kumar Singh

Inspector General of Police (Jabalpur Zone), Anant Kumar Singh (IPS) has declared cash reward of Rs 30,000 for apprehending or giving any information about the accused of dacoity incident at a residence in Napier Town, Omti. IG Anant Kumar Singh, while talking to ‘The
Hitavada’, informed that in prima facie of the investigations police have found that the modus-operandi of the incident was similarly to other dacoity incidents. It has been expected that the incident was conducted by professional dacoits. Several other cases of dacoity reported in Napier Town and Sanjeevani Nagar have been studied for investigation into the case. Police are closely investigating the case and separate police teams under the supervision of senior officers were sent for search of accused on the basis of their physique with the help of CCTV clippings.

 


 

SP Kumar Saurav


SP Kumar Saurav (IPS) informed that total seven teams were sent for search of dacoits in different areas. Police are trying to identify the accused on the basis of their body structures with the help of CCTV recordings. Some
earlier dacoity incidents in the district is also being studied to find connection with this dacoity incident to find any clue of accused.

 


 

ASP Sandeep Mishra


Additional Superintendent of Police (Crime), Sandeep Mishra said that Crime Branch team is conducting thorough investigation into the case on the basis of collected evidences. Evidences could not be disclosed during the investigation and police are optimistic to soon solve the case and apprehending the accused.

 


CSP S Shukla


CSP Shashikant Shukla police along with the CCTV recordings of the spot police have collected CCTV recordings of adjoining houses and near-by areas to identify the accused. Police are paying special attention on strengthening security arrangements and police in adjoining districts is on alert to ensure apprehension of accused. He expected that the police will soon apprehend the accused of dacoity incident.

 

 


 

SHO Arvind Choubey


SHO, Arvind Choubey informed that under the direction of senior officers, separate police teams have been constituted for investigation into the case. Police have strengthened security in the area and increased police
patrolling in the area. Effective measures are being taken place as per the direction of senior officers for maintaining law and order arrangements in the area.