Nagpur: A team of Hudkeshwar police chased a gang of goons hailing from Jharkhand, who were planning dacoity, and arrested them. Cops have recovered arms and other material from the arrested gang. Two other miscreants managed to escape and are being hunted.
The team of police led by constable Sandeep Gundalwar, was on patrolling duty and searching for criminals around 6.30 pm on Tuesday. The patrolling team received a tip-off that a gang of six suspicious elements had assembled at the vacant space behind Sitabai Ghat on Manewada-Besa Road. Acting on the inputs, the team rushed to the spot. On seeing the trailing cops, the six gang members started running. But the cops gave a hot chase and managed to catch four of the gang members. On being confronted, the nabbed four accused told cops that they were planning dacoity. The team frisked the four accused and found them in possession of a gupti, razor, nylon rope, an iron saw and sticking band to be used in the dacoity.
The four arrested accused have been identified as Mohd Azad Alam Mohd Israel (25), Samsuddin Islam Sheikh (25), Mohd Irshad Ansari (19) and Govindkumar Ram Manutram (23), all natives of Sahebganj District, Jharkhand. Two other accomplices of the gang managed to escape the police dragnet.
Hudkeshwar API P K Avate has booked the arrested four accused under Sections 399, 402 of the IPC. A manhunt is launched to apprehend the two absconding accused.
The team of police that nabbed the dacoits comprises PSI Kaore, constable Yadav, NPC Rajesh, Sepoy Santosh apart from Head Constable Sandeep Gundalwar.