Chain-snatching gang busted

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 03 Jan 2019 12:16:58


Staff Reporter,

As per cops, it was probably first time in history of Bhopal’s crime that a girl was also a part of chain snatching gang

Awadhpuri police, on Wednesday, claimed to have solved the case of chain snatching case on December 29 in which a school girl was involved in crime and arrested 4 persons, including a goldsmith; as per cops it was probably first time in history of Bhopal’s crime that a girl was also a part of chain snatching gang.

Besides their arrest, the cops also seized the two-wheeler used in chain snatching incident and arrested the buyer of stolen chain too. According to ASP Dinesh Kaushal, the accused have been identified as Satyam alias Bhayyu son of Vinod (19), a resident of Bijlee Colony, Muskan (19) daughter of Veeru Lohia, a resident of Avinash Nagar, Sonu alisa Abhishek (20), a resident of Rishipuram and Ratanlal (46), son of Batanlal, a resident of Bawadia kalan. Ratanlal was booked on charges of buying the stolen goods.

Cops are grilling all accused to know their involvement in other incidents. All three accused have confessed to their involvement in the case and handed over the robbed chain to police. Their arrest was made after cops got a tip-off about the accused from an informer. According to police, the incident took place in Tagore Nagar area of the Awadhpuri locality on December 29. Sub-Inspector R P Bharti said, the complainant woman Sharada (45) had come to her home with her 26-year-old daughter few days before the incident. Sharda had gone to her sister-in-law’s house on Saturday afternoon in the same colony and they both were coming back at around 4:30 pm and near her home, a girl on a two-wheeler with two more male accomplices passed by them and targeted the victim. Sharda’a chain was snatched swiftly and before she could react, the miscreants had fled.

The victim had said that the girl who snatched chain had her face covered with a mask. Sharda told police that all the three had covered their faces. A case was registered in Awadhpuri police station after Sharda reached home and informed her husband.